Fostering Success for Black-Owned Businesses
Black-owned businesses across Michigan have an enormous impact on the state’s economy. The MEDC is committed to providing the support and resources they need to grow and thrive. Below, we're highlighting growth opportunities, initiatives and success stories for Black-owned businesses in Michigan.
Celebrating International Women’s Day with The Michigan Opportunity Podcast
Recognized annually on March 8 during Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day is a global day for celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. As we recognize those who have made progress for all women, International Women’s Day also serves as a reminder of how far we still have to go.
A Conversation on Leveraging University Innovation to Propel Michigan's Startup Ecosystem
Learn how Michigan’s research universities help drive economic growth and diversification across the state by supporting the commercialization of new research discoveries and technologies.
A Conversation on Creating Equitable Opportunities for All Michiganders
Michigan’s rich culture and ethnic diversity help to create a more equitable and resilient economy while supporting communities of color. Aileen Cohen, MEDC’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, talks with LeTasha Peebles from MEDC’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation team about how prioritizing support for Black-owned, women-owned and minority-owned businesses, and expanding economic opportunity for women and entrepreneurs of color, can help to drive economic growth and prosperity across all of Michigan.