Starting Your Business in Midland

The Midland area and Great Lakes Bay Region offer many resources to businesses that want to locate here.


Building your network and making connections in the community is a great first step when starting your business. We offer a wide variety of educational and business networking events, click here to see all upcoming events.

Business Planning

  • The Great Lakes Region Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is headquartered at Saginaw Valley State University and assists entrepreneurs as well as established businesses. SBDC offers online and classroom workshops and/or services in the areas of business plan development, financing and financial management, marketing, technology and export strategy, and more.
  • Looking to start a business in the bio-industry? MichBio has information on how to drive life science industry growth.
  • The Michigan Economic Development Corporation maintains a guide to the process of starting a business.
  • Business USA is the federal government’s comprehensive business resource.
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