As a private nonprofit, the Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership works with both the public sector and local businesses to support the people of downtown Kalamazoo. Our goal is to continue growing downtown into an accessible, green, and economically vibrant urban community—one that protects the beauty and diversity of southwest Michigan.
Congratulations to Gregory Shelton of Grand Unique Laundry for receiving his first loan through Northern Initiatives. With help from his SCORE mentor, Cheri Bales, Gregory did a fantastic job on developing his business plan and showing real entrepreneurial spirit. We wish you much success, and look forward to your upward movement. You are a wonderful role model.