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  • Pure Michigan Means Business

    Michigan’s business climate is stronger than ever. Nearly two-thirds of Michigan businesses surveyed describe the state as having a positive business climate and would promote Michigan as a place to start a business.1 The state is ranked as a Top 10 Pro-Business State2 and as a Top 10 state for major new and expanded corporate facilities.3 

    Michigan’s competitiveness is due in part to the simple, fair and efficient 6 percent corporate tax, and the elimination of industrial personal property taxes that will cut $372 million for small businesses by 2020.4 

    Michigan provides millions of dollars in support each year for business expansions and growth through its resources, incentives and loans. Entrepreneurs and startups also have access to business services and financial support through MEDC’s SmartZones and business incubators, each anchored by an academic institution.

    Michigan by the numbers

    MEDC’s Newsroom is your best resource for current data and compelling articles that tell Michigan’s robust business story:

    Cultivating Growth

    Pure Michigan Business Connect

    This statewide procurement database connects businesses to billions of dollars of opportunity to help them expand their supply chains, identify new opportunities and provides free or significantly reduced legal, accounting and web services.

    Capital Resources & Incentives

    Loans to small and midsize businesses are available for projects that need extra help closing the deal or need second-stage gap financing. There is also help for projects aimed at revitalizing urban areas, reusing buildings and promoting mixed-use and sustainable development.

    Pure Michigan Talent Connect

    Michigan's state-wide jobs website connects job creators with job seekers.

    • ForeSee, June 2015 
    • Pollina Corporate/AEDI Pro-Business 50 State Rankings, November 2015   
    • Site Selection, February 2016
    • Anderson Economic Group, July 2014