Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Innovation is key to make a business community thrive — from supporting high-tech start-ups to new ideas for existing businesses. MBA works with businesses to build a diverse pipeline of new ideas.

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Attract, Retain & Expand

The MBA is dedicated to building a diversified business community that supports retention and expansion of existing businesses and supports the attraction and creation of new businesses and business sectors.

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Attract & Develop Talent

Talk to anyone in the local business community and you’ll find one common struggle: workforce. Finding high-quality, qualified workers is a challenge, and we want to help.

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Advocate for Business

Being the voice for Midland’s businesses means the MBA advocates for business issues at every level. The MBA will advance pro-business platforms at the local and state level.

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MIDLAND’S BUSINESS HUB

The MBA is Midland’s fully integrated business hub, serving a vibrant community in which people, industry and businesses prosper. We are the voice for more than 3,000 businesses, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

THE MBA AT A GLANCE

The MBA is Midland’s fully integrated business hub, serving a vibrant community in which people, industry and businesses prosper. We are the voice for more than 3,000 businesses, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

COMBINING OVER

250

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
REPRESENTING

3100

CUSTOMERS
WITH MORE THAN

50000

EMPLOYEES

LATEST NEWS

Midland Area Farmers Market Located at Dow Diamond Parking Lot for 2022 Season

The 2022 season will once again find the Midland Area Farmers Market located at Dow Diamond East parking lot. “The Loons and MBF welcome the opportunity for Dow Diamond to serve as the location for the Midland Area Farmers Market in 2022,” said Chris Mundhenk, Loons President and General Manager. “We fully support the MBA’s mission and commitment to the growth of the Farmers Market, and look fo

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Midland Business Alliance Announce Staff Update

Penkala assumes new role with MBA Marybeth Penkala joined the Midland Business Alliance staff in February 2021 as our Director of Events. After 11 months in that role, Penkala’s responsibilities will shift as she has been named the Director of Membership & Partner Engagement. She will lead the MBA’s sponsorship efforts and work to deliver first-class service to the MBA’s partners and members.

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Major Economic Development Legislation Approved by State Legislature

In last week\'s Weekly Update, we hinted that major economic development legislation was moving quickly through the state Legislature. Indeed, the legislation did move quickly, and as of this past Tuesday evening, was approved by both the House and Senate and sent to Governor Whitmer\'s desk for her expected signature. The package of bills represents a bipartisan effort to better position Michi

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Updates from Dec. 9 MBA Newsletter

The Latest with the Federal Vaccine Mandate We\'ve been keeping you apprised of the news surrounding the Biden administration\'s Emergency Temporary Order which primarily impacts businesses employing 100 or more, healthcare employers accepting Medicaid and/or Medicare payments, and businesses that have federal contracts. A few more speedbumps have popped up over the past few days. First, on Tu

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2021 DIAMOND PARTNERS

2021 PLATINUM PARTNERS

  • Central Michigan University
  • DuPont
  • Greater Midland Tennis Center
  • Great Lakes Bay Regional CVB
  • Northwood University
  • Poznak Dyer Kanar Schefsky Thompson PLC
  • Tri-Star Trust Bank
  • Wildfire Credit Union
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