KALAMAZOO, MI — A partnership is bringing $450,000 in important resources to fortify 90 Kalamazoo microbusinesses.
United Way of the Struggle Creek and Kalamazoo Area, the town of Kalamazoo and the Foundation for Excellence jointly introduced the second spherical of Kalamazoo Micro-Company Grants for the 2nd consecutive year.
In 2020, the partnership granted $500,000 to 100 qualified organizations to support them cope with the financial influence of the COVID-19 pandemic. That is a full of $950,000, specified to 190 firms in excess of the last two yrs.
“Micro-enterprises carry crucial strength to our regional financial system,” mentioned Natalie Saucedo, senior