Southwest Michigan First

Snyder says entrepreneurship requires risk

Governor will be in town for event to mark 10th anniversary of Southwest Michigan First Innovation Center



It's been ten years since the Southwest Michigan First Innovation Center was launched in Kalamazoo. 

Southwest Michigan First presents the awards every year to businesses and organizations that help grow the area’s economy and create jobs.

The Associated Press

The mayor of Newark, New Jersey, has a message for people in Kalamazoo: get involved in the community. Cory Booker was one of the speakers at the annual “Catalyst University” event sponsored by Southwest Michigan First. MLive Kalamazoo, which sponsored Booker’s address, says he urged people not to sit back and assume that others will step up to address the community’s problems. Booker has said that he’s considering a run for U.S. Senate in 2014.