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The Groves

The Groves offers world-class space for education, business, research, and technology in a wooded site that preserves the beauty of the natural environment. Nearly one-sixth of the 248-acre park has been designated open space, with walking paths, ponds, and plant and bird sanctuaries. Just outside is immediate access to Interstate 94 - the region's busiest and fastest growing business corridor. The I-94 interchange, which serves The Groves, was recently expanded to accommodate the area's flourishing commercial/industrial base.

With a diverse business and industrial base and a prime location, Southwest Michigan enjoys a strong economy.

The Groves is located halfway between Detroit and Chicago, close to I-94, US-131, I-69, and I-80 and within 300 miles of ten major markets.

The region benefits from a well-trained work force and from government, education, and business leaders committed to continued growth.

Western Michigan offers excellent public and private school systems and benefits from the influences of higher education, both from our local colleges and university, and from the region's strongest ties to Michigan State University, The University of Michigan, and the University of Notre Dame.

Michigan is beautiful year round. Athletes and outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the state's four-season climate and Kalamazoo's proximity to Lake Michigan - just 45 minutes away. Indoor activities are plentiful too, in a community particularly supportive of the arts, music, theater and other cultural pursuits.

Interested in starting a new business? The Greater Kalamazoo Region offers:

  • A highly skilled workforce and a wealth of management and scientific talent who can lead technology startups and pull in investment capital (more than 13,000 people are employed in the life sciences)
  • Access to the resources of Western Michigan University, a major regional research institution, as well as three other excellent colleges
  • A solid economic mix of large employers - Stryker Corporation, Pfizer, and Target Corporation - with smaller manufacturers and support/service providers
  • Low start-up costs and access to significant seed capital from philanthropic organizations, angel investors, and community partners
  • A strong infastructure system for business development and training, including Southwest Michigan Innovation Center and one of the best Michigan Technical Education Centers (M-TEC's) in the state

IN EDUCATION

Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo College

Davenport College


IN GOVERNMENT

Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Department of Career Development

City of Kalamazoo

City of Portage

Texas Township


IN BUSINESS

Southwest Michigan First

Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce

About the Site

With nine open sites for development, is one right for you?

The Groves is anchored by the global research and development facility for Spicer Heavy Axle and Brake, a division of Dana Corporation, Bronson Lifestyle Improvement and Research Center, and the Michigan Technical Education Center (M-TEC). Forty acres have been fully engineered and developed.

Find Us

The Groves Park
6767 West O Ave. PO Box 4070 mcollins@kvcc.edu 269-488-4255 Contact us

Prime space is now available in a variety of configurations at competitive rates.