Business Resource Information

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City of Center Line

City of Center Line Economic Development department is committed to helping attract and retain businesses. In 2020 several new initiatives have taken place including Business of the Month, Center Line Business Council, and securing $400,000 in grants. For more information please contact Economic Development Director Joseph Fresard to learn more - jfresard@centerline.gov; 586-758-8269

Macomb County Planning and Economic Development:

Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development supports an environment where businesses prosper and people thrive.  Its activities and programs are focused on stimulating the local economy through business retention, expansion and attraction while improving the overall quality of life for residents.  The department specializes in providing services to businesses at all stages of development with a concentration on the high-growth industries of aerospace, alternative energy, advanced manufacturing, defense and homeland security.  

For more information please contact Jack Johns -  Jack.Johns@macombgov.org; 586-469-6293

Michigan Works!:

Michigan Works Association provides services and support to Michigan’s workforce development system. Through the Association, members can access timely, relevant professional development opportunities and ensure high-quality programs for all customers.  Michigan Works! is the one stop shop for all job seekers and employers. For more information please contact Colin Miller - colin@macomb-stclairworks.org; 586-469-5023

MEDC (Michigan Economic Development Corporation):

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, in collaboration with more than 100 economic development partners, markets Michigan as the place to do business, assists businesses in their growth strategies, and fosters the growth of vibrant communities across the state. MEDC also has a variety of incentives to help small businesses and provide tax credit. For more information please contact Ricardo Gonzalez -  gonzalezr3@michigan.org; 517.449.7645

U.S. Department of Labor- Apprenticeship:

Apprenticeship has a proven track record of producing strong results for both employers and workers. Apprenticeship programs offer access to hundreds of occupations, in high-growth and emerging industries. Average starting salary for a registered apprentice is $70,000. 94% retention rate for apprentices after program completion. Apprenticeship graduates earn on average $300,000 more over their lifetime compared to peers who don’t have certification. For more information please contact Marc DeCoster - DeCoster.Marc.L@dol.gov; 313-605-3991

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC):

Since 1991, the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center has assisted Michigan’s small and medium-sized businesses to compete and grow. The Center offers personalized consulting services that enable Michigan manufacturers to operate smarter, compete and prosper. MMTC develops more effective business leaders, drive product and process innovation, assist with navigating through governmental and industry regulations, promote company-wide operational excellence and foster creative strategies for business growth and greater profitability. For more information please contact Pete Schmidt - pschmidt@the-center.org; 248.880.2211

Macomb Community College (MCC):

If you live in Macomb County, chances are your life is touched by Macomb Community College every day. Macomb has provided learning experiences to nearly 38,000 students annually, nearly 200 degree and certificate programs, and more than 250 private scholarships exclusively for Macomb students. For more information please contact Valerie Corbett- corbettv@macomb.edu

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA):

Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses. For more information please contact Wendy Thomas - wthomas1@emich.edu