The Southwest Michigan region has innovative career opportunities waiting for you.

Whether you’re skilled in advanced manufacturing, a healthcare professional, a life sciences or medical device researcher, major employers like Pfizer, Stryker, Abbott and Bosch are all here and ready to put your talents to use developing groundbreaking products that will be used around the world. The region is also home to top companies including Whirlpool, Kellogg, and Landscape Forms, to name a few.

From Fortune 500 companies to two-person start-ups, Southwest Michigan is home to some of the world’s most innovative companies and has been for more than a century. The regional strategic location and skilled workforce diversified in our primary industry sectors have made the region a leader in medical devices, pharmaceuticals, design-based manufacturing, packaging, agriculture, food processing, logistics and more.

Did you know

Fortune 1000 companies are headquartered or physically present
We’re the
location of choice
for the world headquarters of Stryker Corporation, Pfizer Global Manufacturing, Whirlpool Corporation and W.K. Kellogg Co.
Southwest Michigan is home to the
divisional headquarters
of Parker Pneumatic North America, Zoetis Global R&D, Eaton Vehicle Group, and Newell Brands Design Center
Southwest Michigan is the site selected by more than

international companies

Key Industries

In Southwest Michigan, we pride ourselves as being a community famous for many “firsts” and innovative processes. Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. Checker cabs. Parchment paper. Shakespeare Rod & Reel. Gibson Guitars. Stryker’s turning bed frame. Whirlpool washing machines. All were concepted, designed and “made in Southwest Michigan.” Today, the innovation continues across a variety of industry sectors resulting in a strong and diverse economy.

Learn more about our Key Industries >

Major Employers

In general, major employers play a significant role in the economy of any region. These are the companies that provide a large number of jobs to the local community and contribute to the overall economic growth. Typically they are usually large corporations that have a significant impact on the local economy and are often the backbone of the region’s economy. Explore the major players in Southwest Michigan that provide jobs, and help to create a thriving business environment that benefits everyone in the community.

Learn More about our Major Employers >

Entrepreneurial Support

Small businesses and entrepreneurs drive innovation, create jobs, and foster economic growth. They are generally more in tune with their customers and able to adapt to change more quickly. They also account for more than 47% of jobs in Michigan, which exceeds the national average. Whether you are one person with a great business idea or an entrepreneur looking to build on your current success, there are resources to help you Thrive in Southwest Michigan.

Learn more about Entreprenurial Support >

Job Postings

In today’s competitive job market, finding the right job can be a daunting task. Utilize the link below to search the Pure Michigan Talent Connect to find and apply for open positions in Southwest Michigan.

Search for jobs in our area >