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  • A Driving Force in Innovation

    Michigan is renowned for its entrepreneurial spirit and world-class innovation. No other state in the nation provides the breadth and depth of entrepreneurial support to emerging high-growth companies like Michigan.

    Michigan Emerging Technologies Fund

    This program matches federal funds for exceptional research and technical innovation generated in Michigan.

    Michigan Manufacturing Technology Centers

    Provides Michigan’s small- and medium-sized manufacturers and food processors with operational assessments, process improvement training, mentoring services, website technical assistance and market diversification tactics.

    Michigan SmartZone Network

    This network connects universities, research organizations and corporations to stimulate the growth of technology-based businesses and jobs.

    Michigan Technical Education Centers

    Eighteen state-of-the-art centers are associated with Michigan’s community college system. They provide educational, training, and workforce development infrastructure for Michigan’s businesses.

    Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC)

    This public/private program is focused on partnering Michigan businesses to help them grow. Developed by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, PMBC helps companies find resources to expand their supply chain, discover new business opportunities, access a business-to-business network and provides services like legal and accounting assistance at little or no cost.

    Connect and grow your Michigan business, visit Pure Michigan Business Connect