The SBDC Northwest Michigan Small Business Team is here to help you and your business. We work with committed start-up ventures and existing businesses!
Businesses can learn about contracting with the federal government at a classes being held by the Northwest Michigan Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC).
Poverty is real in our area and significant to those experiencing it. The statistics indicate the realities of poverty in Michigan school districts. See the latest Census data.
The Traverse Bay Poverty Reduction Initiative and Progress Village are hard at work seeking to reduce poverty in seven northwest lower Michigan counties.
The Beaver Island Lighthouse School has helped young adults chart a course for over 40 years. We find ourselves in a position of asking for help through donations so we can continue to provide this life changing experience.
“Many new jobs are being created in a variety of sectors throughout northwest Michigan, with competitive wages, for a variety of skill levels,” said Elaine Wood, Networks Northwest CEO..
Students from the Sunrise Academy Alternative Education Program in Elk Rapids toured the Traverse City Michigan Works! Center to find out about the services available there and to get job search tips from Business Liaisons and Career Facilitators.
Over 150 students learned about opportunities in computer aided design at northwest Michigan manufacturing companies.
Watch two short videos to find out about the value of entry level jobs and some of the key soft skills local employers want job seekers to have.
The Summit provided an opportunity for attendees to learn about and discuss strategies to help meet the region's housing needs.
Munetrix Financial Dashboard for local governments in Northwest Lower Michigan is provided by Northwest Michigan Council of Governments.
As part of the Regional Prosperity Initiative, the target market analyses residential housing studies identify future market demand for various types of housing based on analysis of existing and emerging demographic trends.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has created a Regional Prosperity Initiative to encourage local private, public and non-profit partners to create vibrant regional economies.
As part of the statewide Regional Prosperity Initiative, the NWMCOG will work with the ten-county region to develop resources and tools for local decision makers as they also work to create more opportunities for investment in their communities.
- PILOT Workshop - Traverse City and Charlevoix
- Manistee County Sign Regulation Workshop
- Immediate Job Openings at Michigan Works Hot Jobs Now Event
- SBDC Helps 1st Chance Garage Start Smoothly
- Businesses and Job Seekers Connect at IT Career Fair
- Hiring Event in Traverse City Connects Veterans with Local Jobs
- TC-TALUS Announces Name Change and Releases Public Participation Plan
- Armor Express Selected as Michigan’s Government Contractor of the Year
- Northwest Michigan Works! Helps Company With Training and Job Postings
- New Group Works to Create Connections for Arts and Culture
- Northwest Michigan Works! Helps Medical Facility Meet Staffing Needs
- Networks Northwest Director of Strategic Initiatives Elected to National Board
- Support The Beaver Island Lighthouse School
- High Schoolers Explore Career Options in Emmet County
- Career Café Open House at New Michigan Works Location in Petoskey
- Beaver Island Lighthouse School Students Attend Leadership Day in Lansing
- New Career Expo for Manistee County Students
- Students Explore Local Career Options in Antrim and Kalkaska Counties
- Northwest Michigan Works! Business Liaison Receives Statewide Recognition
- Meijer Recognized as Michigan Works Employer of the Year
- Oldenburg Group Selected As Michigan Government Contractor of the Year