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Food & Ag Business Development

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Food & Ag Business Development

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Our mission is to deliver expertise and leadership to support economic development in Michigan's food and agriculture industries. We help Michigan businesses navigate the licensing process and offer exporting assistance, regional business development information, grant funding support and research and educational materials. Our team is personally invested in the success of food, ag and forest product businesses and are committed to supporting the unique solutions that will help them thrive.

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Economic & Community Development

We work hand-in-hand with our partners to navigate opportunities and provide solutions for your food, ag, and forest product business.

International Marketing

Let us help you develop opportunities with trade partners around the world and grow your business internationally.

Michigan Craft Beverage Council

We support research and promotion to amplify Michigan's dynamic, growing craft beer, wine, hard cider and spirits industries.

Grants & Funding Opportunities

Our friendly, efficient team provides businesses, organizations and communities with vital funding resources.

Producer Security

Our team helps to ensure that Michigan farmers are paid for the grain they transact with the state's grain dealers.

Commodity Organizations

MDARD has legal, fiscal and program oversight responsibility for 14 legislatively established commodity boards.

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Clearly Michigan

Michigan is where it grows - with a robust supply chain, ideal Midwest location and top in the nation for skilled trades and engineering talent, Michigan is the premier location for your next project.