Kalamazoo County

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Southwest Michigan First, MEDC Partnership Targets Job Creation

Southwest Michigan First, the economic development agency for the Kalamazoo area, Tuesday announced a collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corp. to expand its business growth team.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/29/2013

Downtown Kalamazoo. Wikimedia Commons photo.

National Fourth Economy Community Index Lists Kalamazoo Among Top 10 Large Counties

The latest release of the “Fourth Economy Community Index” lists the nation’s top 10 large-sized Fourth Economy Communities. These communities are those ideally positioned to attract modern investment and managed economic growth. Kalamazoo County is listed among those Top 10 communities.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/13/2012

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Getman Corp. Invests $5.5 Million, Creating 150 Jobs In Kalamazoo County

The Michigan Economic Development Corp. Wednesday announced approval of a $300,000 Michigan Business Development Program incentive for Getman Corporation to expand its operations in Kalamazoo County’s Comstock Charter Township, a project that will generate up to $5.5 million in new private investment and add 150 new jobs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/12/2012

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Board Rules School Sounds Should Be Expected

Trustees in Kalamazoo Township voted unanimously to amend an ordinance to exempt noises sanctioned by or made by governmental units or schools.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/27/2012

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Man Dies After Fall While Trimming Trees

Authorities say a 54-year-old man has died after falling about 18 to 20 feet from a ladder while trimming trees in southwestern Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/19/2012

Middle School Principal Charged With Sexually Abusing Student

A school principal in Michigan has been charged with sexually abusing a male student.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/03/2012

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AT&T Boosts Mobile Internet In Kalamazoo County

Customers and businesses in Kalamazoo County are expected to experience improved mobile Internet coverage and voice performance as a result of continued investment and innovation by AT&T.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/11/2012

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Hark Orchids Breaks Ground Oct. 4 On $6.5M Flower Laboratory

High-tech floriculture will soon be blossoming in Kalamazoo county, with construction of Hark Orchids’ 35,000-square-foot laboratory and climate chambers at Midlink Business Park.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/01/2012

Dogs Seized In Suspected Fighting Operation

Authorities say they’ve seized more than 40 dogs as part of an investigation into a suspected fighting operation in southwestern Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/06/2012

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New Mechatronics Academy Launched at Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Kalamazoo Valley Community College is launching a new Career Academy called the Mechatronics Academy. This 18-week, full time, competency-based training program will prepare students for careers in automated industrial equipment maintenance and repair.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/18/2012

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