Providing resources for communities and entrepreneurs to create and retain jobs in Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan & Emmet Counties.

Useful Links

Business Education Offerings: (brush up on your skills, or learn a new one)

Business and Economic Development Organizations:

Michigan State University:

SCORE Business Counseling:(free and confidential)


  • – can help you identify grants, loans, financial aid, & other benefits from the U.S. government.
  •– is your source to FIND and APPLY for federal grants.

State of Michigan Sites:

Federal Agency Sites:

Diversification for Michigan Manufacturers:

Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC):(government contracting)

Chambers of Commerce:


  • Vistage Michigan-Vistage Michigan is the part of the world’s foremost executive leadership organization with over 17,000 members in 15 countries. Vistage Michigan offers a unique combination of resources for accelerating Chief Executive and Key Executive business performance, including problem-solving peer group meetings; one-to-one executive coaching sessions; expert resource speaker workshops; an online best practices library; regional and international conferences; and access to a global online network of business leaders.
  • NorthSky Nonprofit Network
  • UpNorth Business News
  • RETAP (free onsite energy efficiency and waste assessments)
  • Office of Regulatory Reinvention(reduce unnecessary/burdensome rules that limit economic growth)
  • MEDC Logo Request (The Pure Michigan logo is available for use by any State of Michigan Agency.)
  • Energy Optimization (rebate programs for commercial and industrial services)

Energy Optimization Programs
New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage

Core Partners

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