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Local leaders react to CNN Money article mentioning Kalamazoo County

KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- Local economic leaders are pleased with CNN Money's naming of Kalamazoo County as one of the best counties in the nation to get a job. The CNN Money article appeared last week, placing Kalamazoo County at number 21for jobs.

Ron Kitchens, with Southwest Michigan First, says the writers looked at multiple kinds of data, including Census figures. He thinks that that showing up on a list like this makes the Kalamazoo area more appealing to the outside because it includes of outside verification of the things Southwets Michigan First has been saying for years.

The CNN article cited various healthcare and science related businesses as reasons for Kalamazoo County's positive jobs prospects. Placing first on its list of the best counties to get a job was Columbia County, Georgia. You can see the article by following this link.