A Joint Meeting Between West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum and Michigan’s Great Southwest Michigan Sustainable Business Forum.

Network with the green business leaders of the St. Joseph/Benton Harbor area at the first-ever joint event of the state’s two largest sustainable business groups. 

Michigan Economic Center Director John Austin will discuss Michigan’s “Blue Economy” and how the economic impact of water-based activities could position the state to be a world leader in smart energy, clean water, healthy food, and transportation technologies.  Gordon Grove will discuss how rapidly growing biotechnology start-up Marrone Bio Innovations chose Southwest Michigan for its expansion and highlight a new product aimed at eliminating Zebra Mussels.  

Also featuring remarks from representative members of both forums.  RSVP below.

RSVPs are now closed.  Walk-ins encouraged.


Wednesday, March 19, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saugatuck Center for the Arts
400 Culver St, Saugatuck, MI 49453
$15 for members/$25 for non-members


John Austin
Michigan Economic Center

Gordon Grove
Plant Manager
Marrone Bio Innovations

RSVPs are now closed.  Walk-ins encouraged.