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

U.S. and Michigan Chambers of Commerce Weigh In on Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

By Amy DeGeer Roten Last week, the Biden Administration rolled out its Infrastructure Plan. The Plan asks for $2 Trillion, some of which will be used to rebuild America\'s infrastructure. Infrastructure projects are known to create jobs and foster economic growth. Repairing and upgrading America\'s infrastructure generally has bipartisan support, however, opinions differ on how to fund these

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First-time Business Owners – Don’t Underestimate Demand

By Amy DeGeer Roten A strange and fascinating phenomenon is happening in Midland. Several new businesses over the last few years have opened their doors and found unusually high demand for their products. In fact, the demand is so high they run out of products and close early. You might think, “Wow! How awesome! They’re immediately a success!” In reality, the opposite can be true. When yo

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Community Organizations Come Together to Launch ReGrow Midland, Program to Assist Local Restaurants

During a time when local restaurants are struggling and many community members are finding it difficult to put food on their tables, a few local citizens and organizations have come together to launch ReGrow Midland. ReGrow Midland, a pilot program of the Midland Business Alliance (MBA) and the Midland Area Community Foundation (MACF), is designed to provide low-cost, healthy meal options to th

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CDC Sponsors RightAnswer.com to Help Doctors Reduce Birth Defects

By Amy DeGeer Roten A few years ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified a serious gap in quick access to databases for cross-referencing medications that potentially interfere or harm pregnancy. The safety or risk profile for most medication interactions in pregnant women is either unknown or difficult to find. “Clinical trials don’t include pregnant women,” said

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