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.
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.
We're here for business. Whether you are seeking a research partner or want to enlist the help of student groups in developing business plans, the WMU Business Connection can find the resource to help move your business forward. Let us know how we can help you
The Kalamazoo Innovation Initiative (Kalamazoo Makers) is organized to advance innovation and growth opportunities for the Kalamazoo community by providing environments and resources. The organization’s main focus is to support a maker space in Kalamazoo.
The Kalamazoo County Land Bank takes tax-foreclosed, blighted, and underutilized properties and get them back to active use. The Kalamazoo County Land Bank creates vibrant communities through the elimination of blighted properties, creation of affordable housing opportunities, and the