Partners in Residence at the SMIC

WMU Bioscience Research & Commercialization Center
The BRCC, established in 2003 by the Michigan Legislature, is located at Western Michigan University and is perfectly positioned to access the wealth of scientific talent and pharmaceutical commercialization expertise that is part of Kalamazoo’s heritage. Long-time home to such industry giants as the Upjohn Co., Richard-Allan Scientific, Stryker Corp. and Pfizer Inc., Kalamazoo offers a forward-looking, entrepreneurial business climate and a growing reputation among venture capitalists seeking to invest in life sciences discoveries and promising business ventures. Our customers are entrepreneurs, scientists, University Technology Transfer offices and corporatate clients.

The Small Business & Technology Development Center provides services and support to the small business community in the areas of counsel, training, research, and advocacy.

Single Source Procurement
Single Source Procurement supplies purchasing expertise to companies without a purchasing department. By developing supply agreements with various vendors, we can save the customer money. The goal is to charge a fee and still not to impact the price to the customer. If the goal is not met, there is no fee attached.

Michigan Partners & Links
Southwest Michigan First
Southwest Michigan First is the catalyst stimulating growth across the Kalamazoo Region. Whether you're a site selector, an investor, an entrepreneur or part of an existing company looking to grow, Southwest Michigan First has the resources and expertise to assist you in identifying and surpassing your goals. Strategically located between Chicago and Detroit in Southwest Michigan, Kalamazoo has a 150-year history in life science and advanced manufacturing. Read More