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Northern Michigan’s Community Helps Businesses Change and Evolve through the Highs and Lows of the Pandemic
In 2020, Northern Michigan saw a record-setting influx of visitors in search of respite from the pandemic. Many Michiganders stayed closer to home, trading trips on planes for in-state destinations like state parks and lakeside towns. Even as the seasons shifted to colder months, an increase in outdoor activities still brought many up north.
Spotlight: Small Business Support Across the Upper Peninsula
Small businesses all across Michigan serve as the lifeblood of their communities. As economic recovery efforts across Michigan gather momentum, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation is continuing to find innovative opportunities to collaborate with local partners to bring critical support and growth opportunities to small businesses.
Spotlight: Small Business Support in Shiawassee County
The Pure Michigan Business Connect and Community Development teams at MEDC, along with local business support services, joined forces to help small batch food manufacturers through their recovery and growth following the struggles of COVID-19.
Michigan’s ‘Arsenal of Innovation’ supports the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19
Around the globe, Michigan is known for what it can make, as home to a skilled workforce and an unparalleled work ethic. And the state’s legendary innovation is on display yet again helping the world as it works to flatten the curve of COVID-19.