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 County Businesses Awarded more than $500,000 in Michigan Small Business Survival Grants

More than 56 Midland County businesses were recently awarded a total of $570,000 in Michigan Small Business Survival grants. The Midland Business Alliance (MBA), in partnership with the Middle Michigan Development Corporation reviewed and recommended Small Business Survival Grants on behalf of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and its Michigan Strategic Fund. “Although some indu

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Lean Process: A Workforce Shortage Solution

Guest blog by Hali Motely, MMTC Project Manager Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center’s Pete Schmidt understands how challenging this year has been. One recurring theme facing many companies large and small is how to find people to fill open positions within their organization. If everyone is looking to hire new employees, it becomes very difficult to find just the right person to fulfill y

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Midland Area Farmers Market Located at Dow Diamond Parking Lot for 2021 Season

The 2021 season will find the Midland Area Farmers Market located at Dow Diamond East parking lot. The decision was made to return to Dow Diamond’s East parking lot due to COVID-19 accommodations – the location allows vendors and customers to spread out much more – enabling easier physical distancing and gives us the ability to meet current state requirements. “We are extremely grateful to D

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Space, Inc. Leads the Return to Safe, Hybrid Work Environments

By Amy DeGeer Roten As vaccines are distributed and employers approach the idea of the workforce returning to the office, they are faced with more questions than answers: How can workspace be redesigned to accommodate hybrid, remote, and in-office workforce? How will workflows change? How can safer, socially distanced workspaces promote collaboration and team building? Post-COVID, the physic

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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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