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Michigan Business Success Stories
A Tribally owned holding company that overcome barriers for growth
Waséyabek Development Company
A Tribally owned holding company worked with the MEDC’s Tribal Grant program to help two companies in its portfolio overcome barriers for growth
Women-owned business offering multidisciplinary behavior services
ABA Pathways, LLC
The owners of ABA Pathways, LLC, Jenipher Swanson and JoAnne Dodick felt passionate about serving the underserved autism population and wanted to do something about it. Together, this mother-daughter duo obtained their Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification and licensure, and in 2012 they opened their business to provide services for children with autism in Michigan.
Blending Native American Values and Business Acumen to Empower Tribal Communities and Serve the Government
Chippewa Government Solutions: A Tribally Owned Federal Contractor
Chippewa Government Solutions, a tribally owned federal contractor, excels in technology, training development and media production.
Woman-owned tech company eliminates PFAS from water.
Dr. Denise Kay, Co-Founder and CEO of Enspired Solutions, has a passion for reducing the impact of toxic chemicals in the environment to both people and wildlife.
New app connects local growers & consumers
In the spring of 2020, Farmish founder Terra Osman had a growing concern about gaps in the food supply distribution system. She decided to expand her garden and prioritize purchasing food directly from local producers. As a result, she found that many families had the same concerns and were expanding their gardens or growing food for the first time, buying livestock for meat, and raising chickens for eggs.
Tech solutions to positively serve the waste industry
What started as a hobby turned into an opportunity to automate a process, create value and build on a vision.
Premium quality garment manufacturer
Throughout college, Josh York operated a streetwear brand, but found it difficult to stand out as another “Detroit themed” clothing brand. So, he decided to take his business a step further and make quality garments from the ground up with the launch of Soft Goods.
Fastest-growing healthy candy company
Alina Morse, founder of Zolli Candy, was seven years old when she went to the bank with her dad and the teller offered her a lollipop. “My parents always told me that sugar was terrible for my teeth. I declined the teller’s offer and asked ‘Why can’t we make healthy candy?’ I asked a hundred more times, and after lots of experiments and trials, we created Zollipops.”