Economic & Workforce Development

Helping people and businesses connect with local programs and resources.

Program & Partnerships

Economic and workforce development promotes a flexible, innovative, and effective workforce system within our community and connected throughout the state of Michigan. We aim to support a demand driven workforce system, assists the structurally unemployed with financial independence, advocate for the integration of workforce development into the K-12 school system, and support the alignment of workforce development with economic development efforts.

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Ann Arbor SPARK, an economic engine within southeast Michigan, is cultivating a network of business and manufacturing excellence. Whether you are launching your first startup, a seasoned entrepreneur, or the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, our services can help you succeed.

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As a brand-driven destination leader, the Livingston County Convention & Visitors Bureau focuses on productive community leisure/outdoor recreation and meetings/sports event marketing and development, and influential stakeholder advocacy efforts.

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The Economic Development Council of Livingston County is committed to strengthening the economic base for Livingston County through the retention, expansion, attraction, and development of jobs and capital investment. The EDCLC works closely with the private and public entities to facilitate community and economic development activities, strategic initiatives, and regional, national and international collaborations to the benefit of all Livingston County communities.

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The Small Business Association of Michigan is the only statewide and state-based association that focuses solely on serving the needs of Michigan’s small business community. We have been successfully serving small businesses like yours in all 83 counties of Michigan since 1969. We’re located in Lansing, just one block from the Capitol.

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SCORE remains dedicated to our mission of fostering vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education. These past few months have taken a toll on many of the small businesses and communities we serve. SCORE’s network of 10,000 volunteer men and women stands ready to support the small business owners we serve. Entrepreneurs are, by nature, courageous and resilient.

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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.

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Howell Main Street Inc. is a unique blend of business and property owners, community leaders, entrepreneurs, residents, and visitors, all personally engaged in working together to support downtown Howell. Our grass roots, volunteer-led non-profit organization blends innovation and creative approaches to positively position and grow our downtown through quality events, projects, preservation, and programming. We are a community celebrating our past while looking toward our future, building passion and pride for downtown Howell.

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