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Business Resources

We're all about you and the success of your business. The links below will help you collect local information, as well as answer questions you may have about your business - whether you're starting a new business, relocating or looking for additional resources to help your current business.  The Charlevoix Area is home to numerous organizations dedicated to economic development and support of the business community.

Find below a list of local economic development stakeholders and business resources.

Northern Lakes Economic Alliance:  The Northern Lakes Economic Alliance provide resources for communities and entrepreneurs to create and retain jobs in Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan & Emmet Counties.

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation:
 The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is the state's marketing arm and lead advocate for business development, talent and jobs, tourism, film, and digital media incentives, arts and cultural grants, and overall economic growth.

Michigan Small Business Business Development Center (SBDC):
 The Small Business Development Center enhances Michigan’s economic well-being by providing counseling, training, secondary market research for new ventures, existing small businesses and advanced technology companies.

SCORE: SCORE is a nationwide organization of business men and women who volunteer their services to assist small businesses and entrepreneurs. SCORE provides free business mentoring and offers low-cost workshops on a variety of business topics.



2010-2015 Economic Outlook:  The Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) presents this 2010-2015 Economic Outlook for the four county NLEA Region. Often times, people need more than basic demographic information to make business related decisions. This report goes beyond the basic information and provides projections four years into the future.



Relocation Incentives

Now more than ever, Northern Michigan is a great place to consider starting, expanding or relocating your business. Numerous tax and incentive programs favor land recycling, job creation and business development. Additionally, capital access and technical assistance is more readily available than every before.

Click here for a list of a few of the many local, state and federal assistance programs now available.