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Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program

The 2021 Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program has concluded.

The Northwest Small Business Survival Grant Collaborative consisting of Networks Northwest, Northern Lakes Economic Alliance, Northwest Michigan Works!, Northwest Small Business Development Center, Traverse Connect, Alliance for Economic Success, and Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce reviewed nearly 800 applications for grants up to $20,000. The Collaborative was able to award grants to 181 small businesses and nonprofits across Northwest Michigan with an average amount of $13,122. 

A listing of all awardees in Northwest Michigan can be found by clicking the link below.

Northwest Michigan Survival Grant Awardees

For more information regarding the State of Michigan’s resources relative to COVID-19, please visit


Requests For Proposals



There are no Requests for Proposals at this time.






Adult Education Instructor

This is a full-time position working 32 hours per week at the Northwest Michigan Works! Learning Lab in Kalkaska. Applicants must have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in the educational field and have a valid State of Michigan Teacher Certification.

Interested candidates must possess:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Willingness to work with young and older adults of diverse cultural, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds
  • Good computer skills for computer-based instruction as well as a positive attitude about the use of technology with adult learners.  

Anyone interested in this position should apply online at, under Employment Opportunities.  Applicants applying online can include as an attachment their cover letter, resume and transcripts.  The application deadline is June 30, 2021.

Business Services Representative

Northwest Michigan Works! is seeking a dynamic and motivated professional to fulfill the role of Business Services Representative

Competitive candidates will have successful experience working in business-to-business environments, building and maintaining professional relationships, and effectively connecting customers to available resources.

As a Northwest Michigan Works! Business Services Representative, you will support advancing awareness and adoption of advanced manufacturing. 

Click on the link below for a full job description.

Business Services Representative

Interested candidates are to forward cover letter and resume to Rob Dickinson, Regional Director of Business Services, for Northwest Michigan Works! at: 

Deadline for submission is Tuesday, June 15. 

For other job postings in northwest Michigan, visit Pure Michigan Talent Connect:

Networks Northwest and Northwest Michigan Works! are Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employers and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities. Auxiliary aids and service are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.


Our Township greatly benefits from Network Northwest's experience, depth of knowledge and understanding. Because they work with so many diverse communities in our ten-county region they understand the local land-use issues and are already working on solutions by the time we realize we need some help.

Susan Odom, Chair, Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission