Virtual Business & Talent Service Info

Virtual Services

Business ConnectPure Michigan Connect matches people with resources, strengthening relationships to fuel economic growth.

BuzgateStart, Grow and Succeed in business by learning about & connecting with no-cost Business Mentors and high value Business Knowledge & Solutions. Buzgate.org is an award-winning public service initiative created to facilitate awareness, access and use of free small business help offered by America’s government and nonprofit small business assistance agencies on a local, regional and national scale.

Commercial Buildings & Land

Commercial Property Information Exchange (CPIX) : With over 15,000 commercial listings, Michigan’s Commercial Property Information Exchange (CPIX) is the official, interactive real estate database for Michigan commercial realtors, economic development professionals, and site selectors. Listings can include pictures, maps, site plans, surveys, leases and legal documents from which customized reports and maps can be produced.

Corporate Partner Referral & ListingThe Michigan Economic Development Corporation recognizes and appreciates that there are numerous other types of economic development agencies that also work very closely in partnership with the MEDC. These partners include various local agencies, utilities, and non-profit economic development organizations.

Michigan Business One Stop : The Michigan Business One Stop is an online resource to help you start and operate a business in Michigan, putting multiple government agencies at your fingertips. Whether you are starting a business or already operate one, the Michigan Business One Stop is your first stop for doing business in the State of Michigan

Michigan Business: Surviving to Thriving (MB:S2T) Funded by the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth (DELEG), the Michigan Business: Surviving to Thriving program (MB:S2T) at the University of Michigan is designed to assist Michigan businesses in becoming globally competitive in current economic conditions via diversification, technology, and overall improvement in the performance of a firm

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Centers (MMTC) – Provides Michigan’s small and medium sized manufacturers with operational assessment, process improvement training, mentoring services, website technical assistance and market diversification tactics.

Michigan Retention & Relocation Tools (MEDC)The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is here to ease the transition when moving to Michigan by tapping you into many resources your business needs to find success in today’s competitive global marketplace. From helping your business find the perfect location to connecting you at the local level with our economic development partners, your MEDC representative is here to plug your business into the Michigan Advantage.

Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC)- provides a full range of services and tools for small businesses emerging and growing in Michigan.

Next EnergyNext Energy is a statewide accelerator of alternative energy technologies, provides technology assessments, management and financial consulting services, access to demonstration and lab facilities, workshops, and matchmaking to alternative energy assets, suppliers and customers.

Regional and Local Development PartnersThe Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) enlists the help of regional economic development partners to expand and attract businesses. These partners engage in a variety of activities, including grant financing, matchmaking and networking, site selection assistance, providing resources to companies, and assisting entrepreneurial endeavors.

Online Learning

Michigan Virtual School: As one of the largest virtual schools in the U.S., Michigan Virtual School offers more than 150 online courses, including unique courses like Chinese and CareerForward®,an online career exploration course

Michigan Community College Virtual Learning CollaborativeThe Michigan Community College Virtual Learning Collaborative is a project of MCCA that began in 1997. The collaborative allows students from anywhere in Michigan to take any one of the 1200+ online courses listed in the consolidated, on-line catalog – courses which may be offered by one of the provider community colleges all with the support of their home college.