Local author Ron Kitchens discussed his book, Community Capitalism: Lessons from Kalamazoo and Beyond, November 6th at the Central Library. Ron, who is Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Michigan First, shared the remarkable economic history of Kalamazoo and explained how the community is innovatively investing in the resources for long-term economic success.
Engaging and informative, he shared numerous examples and answered the audience's many questions. Ron's can-do attitude and positive outlook for the economic future of Kalamazoo speaks volumes about his commitment to Kalamazoo. If you missed Ron's program, check out his book in the KPL catalog and take a look at the Southwest Michigan First Life Science Fund, a key factor in the economic development of early stage life science career opportunities in the Kalamazoo community!