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Funding Support Programs for Small Businesses
Michigan Economic Opportunity Fund
A loan program for women, veterans and entrepreneurs of color who don’t qualify for traditional loans through banks or other financial institutions, providing opportunities for those who are socially and economically disadvantaged due to a lack of access to capital and credit.
Small Business Lending
Capital Access is made up of several programs that can help small business throughout Michigan receive loans from banks and lending institutions to help their businesses grow and succeed. MEDC works directly with lenders who in turn can provide traditional financing to small businesses.
As we look at ways to grow an equitable and resilient economy in Michigan, we remain committed to supporting our small businesses, their workers, and the local communities in all corners of the state.
Small Business Resource Finder
Michigan is home to a robust network of resources ready to help you start or grow your small business. Designed for emerging entrepreneurs and small businesses owners, use our Small Business Resource Finder to locate the support you need.Find Resources
Training and Support Programs for Small Businesses
International Trade Services
Through a network of partners, businesses can learn to overcomebarriers to exporting, identify new markets, access logisticsconsulting, utilize export legal services, leverage digital businesstools, alleviate the challenges of foreign currencies and more tostrengthen their potential for market entry or expansion.
Support Local Campaign
MEDC launched the “Support Local” campaign to remind Michiganders of the importance of supporting local businesses during the holidays and throughout the winter season. Vibrant downtowns across the state are filled with local shops and restaurants specializing in décor, fashion, toys, hardware and much more.Learn More
Industry Connections for Small Businesses
Business Matchmaking Services
With access to a vast and diverse supplier network, PMBC connects Michigan suppliers of goods and services with local, domestic and global buyers based on demand and procurement needs. PMBC helps facilitate introductions to key industry and diverse business associations and strategic partners.
Export Support Services
MEDC's International Trade Program facilitates trade missions and international trade shows to create in-market networking opportunities. Additionally, in-state export events and foreign office matchmaking services connect companies to industry peers, including qualified buyers, partners and distributors.
Technology Business Incubators
Small Business Success Stories
Michigan’s Small Businesses Create Big Impact
High 5 Salts Gets Product into Capital City Market
Redi-Rock International Moves From Zero Export Sales to Global
The Poke Bowl Brings Authentic Hawaiian-Inspired Cuisine to the City of Flint
Cherry Republic: Success with a Cherry on Top
Tenera Grains Transitions Family Farm into the Secret Sauce of Whole Food Granola
Nu-Wool: Balances Being Green and Innovative by Embracing Industry 4.0
Workforce Support for Small Businesses
Additional Resources for Small Businesses