Business View Civil & Municipal | Volume 2, Issue 8

98 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 2, ISSUE 8 “From Timbuktu to Kalamazoo” – yes, there really is a Kalamazoo, and it’s kind of a magical place. A very unique city in western Michigan that puts a huge emphasis on all kinds of education; from science, technology, engineering, and mechanics to liberal, visual, and culinary arts. The city and community’s focus on education and workforce planning is so exceptional that every child who attends the Kalamazoo Public School System can attend university at no cost to them or their family. Thanks to wealthy community members who have agreed to foot the bill for every child – to maximize the potential of those attending university, but also to ensure they give back to the community as well, in the form of their contribution to the workforce. Those community-minded azoo, Michigan Excellence through diversity