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Discover Pure Opportunity
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.
Back To Michigan 2022 Event Series
This year, six regions around the state are hosting, Back To Michigan, in a series of virtual and in-person networking events where employers can speak directly with people interested in relocating to Michigan, and current residents who are unemployed. The events will bring in hundreds of candidates all looking for professional level opportunities in Michigan. Employer space is currently available. The events will take place between October 7 - November 23, 2022.
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.
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.
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.
Find helpful information on starting a business, technology assistance, and obtaining permits and licenses, as well as other resources for business success in Michigan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Register as a Vendor
- Explore Bidding Opportunities
- Access MI Contract Connect
- Explore MiDeal for Local Governments