The Kalamazoo area has a diverse mix of employers, both large and small. Individuals seeking to establish or grow an existing business have numerous opportunities for guidance and assistance. Just to give you an idea of those opportunities, browse below.
Kalamazoo County has a number of very large employers: Pfizer, Stryker, Zoetis, Summit Polymers, Borgess Health Alliance, Bronson Healthcare Group, Parker-Hannifin, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance, Western Michigan University, Cities of Kalamazoo and Portage, Kalamazoo and Portage Public School systems. There are also a number of large employers in adjacent counties such as: Denso Manufacturing Michigan, Perrigo, Kellogg, MPI Research, American Axle & Manufacturing.
WMU’s Parkview Campus is the home of the ever expanding Business Technology and Research Park, a high-tech business development park sharing a campus with WMU’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
A number of individuals of Latvian ancestry are self-employed professionals living in Kalamazoo: Austriņš Family Dentistry, Enveron Corporation, Karlsons & Associates, Law Firm of Minka PLC, Pro-Tek Inspections, Galēns Blueberries are located in nearby Covert, Michigan. Kārlis Vizulis is the CEO of Performance Systematix, Inc. located in Grand Rapids and is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in West Michigan.
Southwest Michigan First is a not for profit service agency based in Kalamazoo seeking to assist businesses in expanding their operations or relocating to Southwestern Michigan. Please visit their informative website for more information.