Our people come from all over, with diverse skills and backgrounds as business and community developers, policy makers, historians, marketers, accountants, IT professionals and beyond. But we all have one thing in common – a passion and determination to see the state of Michigan and its residents prosper.
MEDC is comprised of employees with diverse backgrounds and specialties. In addition to business and community development specialists, MEDC has its own legal, marketing, and strategy and research teams, as well as other departments that help the organization run smoothly, including information services, human resources, facility services and more. While our main office is located in Lansing, our team lives, works and plays in communities statewide. While diverse, our employees have many common characteristics.
Our team is:
As Michiganders, our people epitomize Midwestern resiliency and tenacity. At MEDC, we’ve built a culture of trust and accountability. Through this, we’ve adopted six cultural beliefs that guide us every day as we work with our customers, communities and partners:
MEDC: 20 Years of Investment
Curious about our projects? Check out MEDC’s 20-year anniversary video showcasing some of the amazing projects we’ve invested in that are making a significant impact in Michigan.
Business Development & Business Services
These teams retain and grows existing Michigan businesses and work to attract new businesses to the state by delivering customized programs, services and materials that leverage and showcase the state’s economic assets.
This team creates vibrant, sustainable and unique places by providing economic development services and programs to attract and retain talent in Michigan communities.
Financial and Administration Services
These teams manage all processes, policies and procedures for accounting, payments, finance reporting and procurement as well as ensures a healthy, safe and productive work environment for all MEDC employees.
Legal and Compliance
Provides due diligence review, assisting with negotiations, drafting and closing contracts, grants and loans, risk management and compliance support.
Marketing & Communications
Promotes Michigan’s image as a preferred business location and travel destination through a range of strategic marketing and communications activities, including advertising, social media, digital media, events, media relations, and tourism initiatives.
Strategy, Planning & External Affairs
These teams provide research and analytics, policy development and project management services. They also manage state and federal relations with legislators, Michigan’s Congressional delegation and interested stakeholders.
The IT team provide the tools, initiatives and system upgrades to bring the latest, most secure, dependable and innovative IT infrastructure to support our teams. The HR team oversees all aspects of employment such as payroll, recruitment, labor relations, employment standards, training, and organizational development.
The Film & Digital Media Office and Michigan Council for the Arts & Cultural Affairs promote Michigan’s vibrant arts and cultural scene as important to the state’s communities, excellent quality-of-life and thriving economy.
Top 5 Reasons Employees Enjoy Working for MEDC
1. I can influence change and make an impact for Michigan communities.
2. I get to work with people who share my love of all things Michigan.
3. I work with great people who are passionate about the work they do every day.
4. Every day is different. I appreciate the diversity of work I get to do.
5. I am always learning. I love working for a company that supports my desire to continue growing in my career.