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 Business Alliance Forms Advisory Committee to Help Mitigate Long-Term Flooding Issues

Businesses and residents of Midland County and the Great Lakes Bay Region have a long history of dealing with flooding. To take a deeper look at legacy flooding challenges and related sanitary sewer issues, the Midland Business Alliance (MBA) has formed a special advisory committee. The MBA Advisory Committee on Infrastructure is charged with determining how best to work with local, s

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Retain Workforce with Cross Training

By Amy DeGeer Roten Right now, businesses are struggling with workforce retention. Many business owners faced this issue before COVID, and COVID has made it worse. Pre-COVID Workforce Retention  Pre COVID, the challenge around workforce retention, at least in Midland, was in large part due to two issues: 1) full employment, and 2) the skills gap. Simply stated, full employment is when

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Seven Steps for Strategic Marketing Communications That Grow Business

By Amy DeGeer Roten You’ve developed a great product and accomplished the Herculean task of starting a business. But ultimately, the success of your business will depend on your ability to convince people to choose you over the competition. Growing a business comes down to the ability to sell. A comprehensive understanding of your products, your competition, and your consumers will help you cre

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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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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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