There’s unity in our community. And a Whole Lot More.
A great location. A diversified economy. A business-nurturing environment with an exceptional pool of skilled labor. Affordable living costs. A natural, scenic haven, four seasons a year. There’s no better place to work or live than Kalamazoo.
From Here to There, We’re Close.
1 mile from the international airport
1 hour south of Grand Rapids
2 hours west of Detroit
2 hours east of Chicago
3.5 hours north of Indianapolis
WE’RE PRO-BUSINESS, too.
Kalamazoo is a progressive, mid-size city. Its broad-based and diversified economy is home to companies ranging from small businesses to such global giants as Pfizer, Stryker, National City, Newell Rubbermaid, State Farm Insurance and PNC Bank—plus Kaiser Aluminum, Hark Orchids, Graphic Packaging International and General Mills , the global giants who are right at Midlink.
The city’s metro population of 334,200 includes a high percentage of skilled workers, and with three colleges in the area, a well-educated workforce. Its cost of living is 30% lower than nearby Chicago and Detroit, and the area offers significant business incentives for companies choosing to locate here. In fact, our public partners at the Charter Township of Comstock, Kalamazoo County and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation all have a vested interest in seeing businesses prosper, here. So do we.
The Kalamazoo Promise:
A Free College Education.
Sponsored by anonymous benefactors, The Kalamazoo Promise does more than just talk about the value of education. It actually provides it. Under the Promise, students who graduate from the Kalamazoo Public Schools can have their tuition paid when they attend any Michigan college or university.
Learn more at www.kalamazoopromise.com
Seasons a Year.
Recreation in Kalamazoo includes an extraordinary collection of public and private golf courses and all kinds of outdoor activities. The sandy shores of Lake Michigan are just 40 miles away, where you’ll find more than 400 beaches. There are nearly 13,000 acres of vineyards and thousands of miles of groomed trails for cross-country skiing, horseback riding and snowmobiling. Cultural pursuits are many, too. The community offers a fine arts center, a symphony, a renowned art institute, an award-winning library system and all kinds of live theater.