A REGION RICH
IN OPPORTUNITY

MAKING BUSINESS HAPPEN

IN EASTERN
MICHIGAN

The I-69 Thumb Region is rich in assets and opportunity. Comprising seven counties in eastern Michigan, our area offers agriculture, manufacturing and transportation among is greatest resources. If it’s grown or made locally, we provide rail, road, air or ship access domestically and internationally.

OUR
COMBINED
STRENGTHS

With almost 400,000 skilled workers (and 1.1 million more within ½ hour of the region), our skilled workforce is part of the region’s infra structure.  Servicing the manufacturing, automotive, agri-business, green technology, and bio-medical technology sectors, the diversity of our workforce and the products produced or studied here are robust. Add to this our international border crossing, and the practical support of a strong water, waste treatment, broadband/fiber, gas and electric systems, and I-69 Thumb Region has the makings of your next business or residential venture.

SUPORTING LOCAL BUSINESS

LARGE & SMALL

Grow or build your business in east Michigan’s I-69 Thumb Region.

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UM-Flint EDA University Center for Community & Economic Development

The newly established center coordinates, informs, and contributes to economic development efforts that cultivate innovation and advance high-growth entrepreneurship. Needed to build and sustain a diversified economy, this effort offers a “Smart Start” for emerging business.

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Business &
Revolving Loans

The I-69 Regional Development Corporation Revolving Loan Funds provide financing to businesses starting or expanding in the region.

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Procurement Technical Assistance Center

PTAC provides procurement advice and counseling to Michigan companies interested in doing business with local, state, and federal governments and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency and MEDC. Navigate government contracting with assistance!

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Pure Michigan Business Connect

A free service that brings small to medium-sized Michigan Businesses together with local, national and global companies for supply chain sourcing opportunities, PMBC can help forge partnerships and grow business.

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DATA?

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