Mission: Drive impact by leading shared efforts that engage diverse people, ideas and resources. The Kalamazoo Small Business Loan Fund is intended to be a bridge loan to provide local businesses time and opportunity to take advantage of the current COVID-19 resources
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.
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
The Kalamazoo County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (KCBRA) is a county-wide redevelopment authority created by the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners as allowed by Michigan PA 381, the Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Act.
GROW is a service focused on current and aspiring business owners at various stages of business ownership. We are the entrepreneurial resource to help with the next steps, empowering and supporting with professional expertise for a lifetime.
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
The Kalamazoo Capital Consortium is a group of nonprofit lenders, for-profit lenders, and other funders, who work together with the City of Kalamazoo’s Economic Development Department to improve access to capital for small businesses throughout the Kalamazoo area. Member organizations