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Michigan’s business climate is stronger than ever. Nearly two-thirds of Michigan businesses surveyed describe the state as having a positive business climate and would recommend Michigan as a place to start a business. Michigan is recognized as a Top 10 Pro-Business State and a Top 10 state for major new and expanded corporate facilities. 
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Michigan has a culture of innovation that put the world on wheels and a lifestyle that's like none other. With low cost of living and a diverse talent pool, growing or starting a business has never been better.   

Working in Michigan

Starting a Business

A key activity of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), and of state government in general, is to help businesses open and grow. 

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Michigan offers one of the best pro-business environments in the country and provides businesses with the support they need for expansion and growth through resources, incentives, and loans.

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Pure Michigan Talent Connect is a tool connecting Michigan’s job seekers with employers, and links all public and private stakeholders who support Michigan’s workforce.

Business Assistance

Find helpful information on starting a business, technology assistance, and obtaining permits and licenses, as well as other resources for business success in Michigan.

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Expand or Relocate Your Business

Use the state's Real Estate Database to find and compare available business sites and properties across Michigan as well as discover more about the state's communities and the exciting opportunities that await.

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Search for Capital

The state of Michigan works to increase the availability of capital for Michigan companies at every stage of development. Use the Michigan Economic Development Corporation's (MEDC) Capital Locator Tool to find more information based on your business state and industry.

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Business Connect

Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) is a free service that brings small to medium-sized Michigan businesses together with local, national, and global, companies for supply chain sourcing opportunities. See how PMBC can help you forge partnerships and grow your business by connecting with PMBC or signing up for an upcoming matchmaking event.
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International Trade

The state of Michigan offers business assistance identifying and pursing global market opportunities. Utilize the international trade program to start or expand export activities and grow your business.

International Trade Services
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Business Environmental Assistance

To run your business legally, there are certain state licenses and permits you may need. These resources will help you learn more about popular licenses and tools used in understanding the requirements for your business.

Workplace Safety

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) strives to work collaboratively with employers and employees to better prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities, and to protect earned wages and fringe benefits.

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Business Complaints

Are you looking to file a complaint against a Michigan Business or their employees? Visit the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)  to search a list of complaint forms. 

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Doing Business with the State

Learn more about doing business with the state, check out our extended purchasing program for local governments, and register to bid on current opportunities.