Southwest Michigan First is an organization of economic development advisors that acts as the catalyst for growth in Southwest Michigan. Believing the greatest force for change is a job, the Southwest Michigan First team gets up every day to make opportunity happen in the counties of Berrien, Branch, Cass, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph and Van Buren. Its activities focus on the development of partnerships with industry, business, education, government and community organizations to create a robust economy with enduring results. Southwest Michigan First takes a whole-hearted approach to its work by creating value for its customers, while unleashing individual human potential. Its end goal is this: to always move the region forward!
Better Business. Richer Lives. Stronger Communities.
Best and brightest strives to recognize the most influential, trend-setting companies across the country and regionally in focused programs.
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