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  • MichBio Sciences Directory

    The MichBio Sciences Directory includes listings for bioscience companies, service providers, manufacturing and supplier companies, government units, non-profits, educational institutions, and clinical research facilities. The directory is produced by MichBio, a partner of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

  • Pure Michigan Business Connect

    Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) is a multi-billion dollar public/private initiative developed by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) connecting buyers to suppliers of Michigan goods and services. Michigan companies can sign up for free to access this premier business-to-business (B2B) network and be introduced to opportunities to expand their supply chain within the state and access Michigan service providers, including pro bono and discounted services, such as legal, accounting, Web development, logistics and human resource assistance. Growing second-stage companies are also encouraged to explore PMBC and apply to the Economic Gardening® program, which offers powerful resources to launch companies into the next stage of growth at no additional cost to those who qualify.

    PMBC Supplier Summits and Partner Searches

    Through PMBC, the MEDC partners with local and global purchasers to organize dedicated buyer-supplier matchmaking summits by working with buyers across industries to identify critical supply chain gaps or new innovation opportunities. PMBC then qualifies and schedules meetings with Michigan suppliers, providing potential solutions to buyers to fill these gaps. To save purchasers time and resources, the MEDC manages all summit planning, including an online application process, communication with the applicants and all onsite logistics. For news about upcoming summits or to apply to a summit as a supplier, go to business-to-business (B2B) tool.

    If a company is interested in exploring their procurement options or wants to partner with a Michigan company outside of a PMBC summit, the MEDC staff can conduct detailed searches to introduce buyers to a potential Michigan solution. These searches can be done confidentially across any sector or industry. To explore opportunities for partner searches or as a summit buyer, call 888.522.0103 or email BusinessConnect@michigan.org for more information.

    PMBC Business Services

    In support of PMBC, Michigan business professionals have pledged thousands of pro bono and discounted hours in a variety of services to entrepreneurs and any Michigan business. These services include legal, accounting, consulting, business education, marketing, logistics and Web-based services. Michigan companies can request PMBC services here. Aside from pro bono and discounted services, companies can also search business-to-business (B2B) tool for local service providers, keeping their dollars circulating in Michigan. Read more about PMBC Business Services here.

    MEDC Economic Gardening® Service

    The MEDC Economic Gardening® program is a fast, targeted, virtual service designed to provide significant, sophisticated technical research assistance to qualified second-stage growth companies with the intent and capacity to grow their business. The Economic Gardening® service helps CEOs build stronger teams, identify new markets and sharpen their competitive edge using high-end corporate research tools. This program is a must for growing small businesses needing assistance with business strategy, market research, social media marketing, search engine optimization and Geographic Information Systems data analysis and mapping. To qualify, companies should have 10-99 employees with annual revenue between $1 million and $50 million and be on an upward growth trend. The MEDC covers all costs. To apply, fill out the secure online application at michigan.nationalcentereg.org.

    Contact Us

    To contact a business development specialist, click here or call 1.888.522.0103

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    2015 Consumers Energy/DTE Energy AnnouncementAnnouncement Video

    • Consumers Energy and DTE Energy have promised to spend $5 billion each with Michigan companies over the next five years through the state's Pure Michigan Business Connect program.
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