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Michigan Small Business Development Center

The Michigan Small Business Development Center offers expert assistance at no cost to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a business. Through personalized, one-on-one business consulting, we help small business owners with planning and growth strategies.
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Southwest Michigan First Chamber

Southwest Michigan First Chamber exists to connect businesses throughout the SW Michigan region. We believe that, by creating opportunities for businesses to come together, our local communities and economy will grow stronger through the heightened creation of jobs and innovation.
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WMed Innovation Center

Located in the heart of Western Michigan University’s Business Technology & Research Park, the Innovation Center is a place to start and grow your life science, technology, or engineering venture and gain support for the earliest startups to maturing companies.
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City of Kalamazoo, Economic Development

The KCBRA assists municipalities and developers through the use incentives. The KCBRA is a major resource and partner for positive economic change, helping to assess contaminated sites, foster job creation, eliminate blight, re-use properties and infrastructure, and leverage investmen
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Starting Gate

Starting Gate is a student business accelerator that gives students rich and valuable resources to develop their startup companies.
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Buy Local Greater Kalamazoo

Buy Local Greater Kalamazoo exists to build awareness of the benefits of supporting local independent businesses.
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Can-Do Kitchen

Can-Do Kitchen is a diverse group of empowered, financially independent, entrepreneurs receive support and resources grounded in anti-racist values, contributing to Kalamazoo’s economically vital community of diverse, locally-produced food options and thriving local employers.
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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Kalamazoo is a local office of the nation’s leading community development support organization, working in Kalamazoo neighborhoods. We help make neighborhoods stronger!
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SCORE is a nationally recognized volunteer arm of the Small Business Administration. SCORE mentors answer questions, connect you with resources, and offer guidance throughout the life of your business.
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