A partial view of downtown Kalamazoo’s skyline, including the landmark Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center. Photo via wikimedia.org
Need a job? Look no farther than Southwest Michigan, according to CNNMoney.
Kalamazoo County ranks No. 21 on CNNMoney’s 25-county breakdown of “Where the jobs are.”
“Upjohn Company may have put Kalamazoo on the corporate map, but a diverse team of local scientists, entrepreneurs and economic developers are keeping it there,” the CNNMoney post reads.
CNNMoney says Kalamazoo County’s 9 percent job growth between 2010-2012 is partly due to the strong connections being forged between Western Michigan University’s engineering complex and the county’s Business Technology and Research Park.
|County||% job growth 2010-2012|
|1. Columbia County, Ga||14.1|
|2. Rockwall County, Texas||13|
|3. Falls Church, Va.||12.6|
|4. Guadalupe County, Texas||12.2|
|5. St. Johns County, Fla.||12.1|
Source: CNNMoney, 2013