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State, Regional and Other Resources

There are numerous organizations and hundreds of programs to help a fledgling business or major corporation connect with the capital, expertise, workforce and technology it needs to grow and prosper in Michigan. Here are a few of the resources that are available. For more information contact any one of these organizations or visit their websites.

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Jeff Mason, CEO Josh Hundt, Chief Business Development Officer (517) 241-9537 300 N. Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48913 ● The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is the state’s one-stop resource for businesses seeking to grow in Michigan. It was formed in 1999 through an alliance between the State of Michigan and several local communities. The MEDC has the ability, authority and reach to serve as a one-stop resource for business retention, expansion and relocation projects. The primary focus of the MEDC is to help companies grow in Michigan in a very competitive 21 st Century global economy. The MEDC delivers a full range of innovative programs to business through its highly trained and motivated Business Development Managers. The MEDC is also a starting point to connect with jobs and talent, access capital, identify helpful community programs and learn about business start-up resources, innovations and locations. Contact the MEDC to learn more about Why Michigan!

The Michigan Small Business Development Centers – MI-SBDC State Headquarters

Grand Valley State University – Seidman College of Business (616) 331-7480 • Ed Garner, Interim Director The Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) enhances Michigan’s economic well-being by providing counseling, training, research and advocacy for new ventures, existing small businesses and innovative technology companies. With offices statewide the MI-SBDC helps the economy by strengthening existing companies, creating new jobs, retaining existing jobs, and assisting companies in defining their path to success.

The State Headquarters, located at Grand Valley State University, supports 11 regional and numerous local satellite offices, each providing counseling and training to small business owners and entrepreneurs throughout the 83 counties in Michigan through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. For more information, visit REGIONAL OFFICES: I-69 Trade Corridor (Serves Genesee County)

Host: Kettering University (810) 762-9660

Host: Washtenaw Community College (734) 477-8762

Greater Washtenaw Region (Serves Livingston County)

Host: Eastern Michigan University (734) 487-0355 Services specializing in startups, workshops, raising capital, business plans, market research, financial management.

Southeast Michigan Region (Serves Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne Counties)

Michigan Business One Stop

is the official State of Michigan website where a person can register to start a business and file for sales tax, licenses and permits.

Check out or call (877) 766-1779.



Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

(888) 414-6682 • The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC) provides Michigan’s small and medium sized manufacturers with operational assessment, process improvement training, mentoring services, website technical assistance and market diversification tactics. MMTC is the Michigan affiliate of the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership through the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The MMTC has five regional offices located in Plymouth, Grand Rapids, Marquette, Saginaw, and Traverse City.

Michigan Corporate Relations Network Statewide university network designed to create partnerships between businesses and university assets to promote innovative research. Business engagement centers and contact information for participating schools are listed on the website.

Michigan Life Science and Innovation Center

46701 Commerce Center Dr., Plymouth 48170 (734) 478- 8254 • Fredrick Molnar, Executive Director 57,000 square foot life science incubator complete with labs, offices, conference rooms and numerous business amenities. Partners include the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Wayne County and Plymouth Township.

Procurement Technical Assistance Centers of Michigan

Macomb Regional PTAC Office (586) 498-4122 PTAC Office of Schoolcraft College (734) 462-4438 PTAC Office of Wayne State University (313) 577-0132 PTAC Office of Flint and Genesee Chamber (810) 600-1432 The Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) of Michigan are not-forprofit organizations funded by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and local funding partners. The PTACs support national security by ensuring a broad base of capable suppliers for the defense industry and other agencies, thereby increasing competition, which supports better products and services at lower costs. The mission of the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) of Michigan is to enhance national defense and economic development of the State of Michigan by assisting Michigan businesses in obtaining and performing on federal, state and local government contracts.

Michigan Renaissance Zones (MEDC)

(888) 522-0103 • The Zone Act focuses on project and parcel specific designations with a full vetting before an application is released for consideration. Development agreements are required and the various zone types fall under: Agricultural Processing, Forest Products Processing, Michigan Strategic Fund (Redevelopment) designated areas, Renewable Energy and Tool & Die Recovery.

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