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Northwest Michigan Works! Business Services

A Northwest Michigan Works! Business Services Team member is an employer's first point of contact with the Michigan Works! system. 



The Business Services Team provides assistance developing and posting job openings on Pure Michigan Talent Connect; employee recruitment, screening, and referral; workforce training and skills upgrading; and more.


Services for employers



Global Trade Alliance of Northern Michigan

is the leading workforce development agency serving job seekers and employers in 10 Northwest Lower Michigan counties.



Helping employers in finding and retaining qualified employees by ensuring local talent pipelines have the skills, training, and education that employers need.


Exporting assistance

APEX Accelerator

The Northwest Michigan APEX Accelerator offers no-cost marketing, technical consulting, and training to businesses in Northwest Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula who wish to pursue government contracts.



The mission of the Northwest Michigan APEX Accelerator is to help support and stimulate economic development in northwest Michigan by assisting businesses with finding, pursuing, obtaining, and performing on contracts with local, state, and federal branches of government.


Government contracting assistance



Northwest Michigan Works! Apprenticeships

Northwest Michigan Works! is a registered USDOL apprenticeship intermediary and sponsor.



Northwest Michigan Works! helps employers develop, implement, and manage registered apprenticeships specific to their industry. Registered Apprenticeship is a proven training method for businesses to build a talent pipeline of highly skilled, educated workers.


Upskill current employees or recruit new talent

Networks Northwest Business Resource Library




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