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Starting Your Business in Midland

The Midland area offers many resources to businesses that want to locate here, including Networking Opportunities, Business Planning and Peer Assistance. 

Networking

The Midland Area Chamber of Commerce hosts many networking events. The local Rotary Club also offers a way to meet civic-minded community business leaders.

Business Planning

Midland Tomorrow Innovation Centerrecently acquired by Midland Tomorrow, provides incubator services to help entrepreneurs turn their ideas into profitable enterprises.

The Great Lakes Region Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is headquartered at Delta College and assists entrepreneurs as well as established businesses. SBDC offers online and classroom workshops and/or services in the areas of business plan development, financing and financial management, marketing, technology and export strategy, and more. 

MichBio has information on how to drive life science industry growth. 

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation maintains a guide to the process of starting a business.

Business USA is the federal government’s comprehensive business resource.

Peer Assistance

The Independent Testing Laboratory at Saginaw Valley State University provides analytical testing and technical support to help you improve existing products or bring new ones to market. 

The Central Michigan University Research Corporation offers assistance with business planning, start-up and growth.

Northwood University has a Fieldwork Consulting program that offers assistance for small to medium-sized businesses, community business incubators, and entrepreneurs and inventors.

Ongoing Business Assistance

Once you establish your business — or if you already own an established business—many of the above resources offer ongoing support as well.