Business Assistance

Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur just getting started, or a seasoned business professional looking to expand your operation, you have come to the right place. The City of Kalamazoo offers a wide array of resources and assistance spanning the complete continuum of business development needs. If you need help writing a business plan, selecting or acquiring a site, planning, navigating local and state incentives, or even succession planning, the City’s Economic Development Staff is here to help.

No matter where you are in the process of starting or operating your business, the City is happy to be your first phone call. If you do not find what you are looking for, please contact our staff today and we will gladly assist you in navigating this complex environment.

Please review  pdf existing state and local incentives (268 KB)  related to business and economic development. We maintain partnerships with many organizations across the City and statewide, so if we cannot assist you directly, we will connect you with the appropriate resource.

For further information on our full suite of business assistance programs and resources, please contact our Economic Development Office at (269) 337-8082 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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     Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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