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Alumilite President Mike Faupel with some of his company's products

Tech Tour Day Five: Kalamazoo Tech Rules

Upjohn Co. may be long gone, but the life sciences industry in Kalamazoo is alive and well. Time and again the legacy of Upjohn, as well as the multibillion-dollar Kalamazoo medical device maker Stryker Corp., turned up in the tech company startups I saw Thursday as the Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report visited Michigan’s southwest corner.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/20/2011

Event Notices From April 28

The latest event and meeting notices from Michigan’s technology-focused businesses and institutions


HR Notices From April 13

The latest personnel and boardroom news from Michigan’s technolgoy-focused companies and institutions.



Open Prairie Ventures Announces Kalamazoo Office

Open Prairie Ventures, a leading venture capital firm providing equity to early-stage agricultural technology and medical device companies throughout the Midwest, Thursday announced the expansion of its operations to Kalamazoo



Kalamazoo-Based Intern Program Expands Opportunities

The 2011 Monroe-Brown Internship Program, a collaboration between the Kalamazoo economic development organization Southwest Michigan First and the Kalamazoo-based Monroe-Brown Foundation, will be the program’s most ambitious to date


Life After GM: Abandoned Kalamazoo Auto Plant Humming Again

A generation ago, the economy of the Kalamazoo area was described as a three-legged stool, resting on the sturdy foundations of Western Michigan University, pharmaceutical pioneer Upjohn Co. and a huge General Motors plant in […]