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Dwayne Powell, Neighborhood Business and Special Projects Coordinator for the City of Kalamazoo, explained the benefits of a mixed-use incubator to the group.

Dwayne Powell, Neighborhood Business and Special Projects Coordinator for the city of Kalamazoo, explained the benefits of a mixed-use incubator to the group.

Mixed-use incubator info session attracts large group

An information session regarding collaborative development of a mixed-use incubator in downtown Kalamazoo attracted about 65 people representing a broad range of individuals, businesses and organizations to WMU's Fetzer Center Feb. 2.

Many of the people who attended signed on to support the initiative and will meet again soon to determine next steps. The meeting was hosted by the city of Kalamazoo's Office of Economic Development and WMU's Office of Community Outreach. For more information, send an email or call (269) 387-2072. Kalamazoo Mixed-Use Incubator proposal

Apply now for student sustainability grants

Applications are due Thursday, March 2, for up to $75,000 in Student Sustainability Grant funding to support student research, activities and initiatives that will foster a culture of sustainability at Western Michigan University. Read more in WMU News.

Department of Commerce awards $2.1 million for Phase II of BTR Park

A $2.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration will provide funding needed to begin 2017 infrastructure development for Phase II of Western Michigan University's Business Technology and Research Park. Read more in WMU News.

Anonymous donor reveals himself to students who want to be teachers

Six recent graduates of Kalamazoo high schools have just had an opportunity to meet those behind a new Western Michigan University scholarship they are the first to receive. The Western Michigan University-Kalamazoo Public Schools Future Educators Program will help the students become educators and enhance the diversity of the Kalamazoo Public Schools' teaching staff. Read more in WMU News.