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State Contacts and Resources

Michigan’s business climate is stronger than ever.


Nearly two-thirds of Michigan businesses surveyed describe the state as having a positive business climate and would promote Michigan as a place to start a business. The state is ranked as a Top 10 Pro-Business State and as a Top 10 state for major new and expanded corporate facilities. Michigan has become a destination for several businesses. Here are state resources for your new or expanding business.

State of Michigan

Access official, secure online government services and information for the State of Michigan.

Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)

The State’s economic development organization that markets Michigan and provides the tools and environment to drive job creation and investment in the State.

Michigan Department of Treasury

The Michigan Department of Treasury is responsible for collecting, disbursing, and investing all state monies.

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD)

The State Department that cultivates and expand new economic opportunities for the food and agricultural sector; safeguards the public’s food supply; inspect and enforce sound animal health practices; controls and eradicates plant pests and diseases threatening the State’s agriculture system; preserves the environment by which the farming community makes their living and feeds consumers; and protects consumers by enforcing laws relating to weights and measures.

State of Michigan Crowdfunding

The Michigan Invests Locally Exemption (MILE) legislation, now allows small businesses to raise capital by reaching out to Michigan residents to invest in their companies and in their local economy.

Pure Michigan Talent Connect

Pure Michigan Talent Connect is your launch pad for new jobs, careers and talent. It is an online marketplace connecting Michigan’s job seekers and employers, and serves as a central hub linking all public and private stakeholders who support Michigan’s workforce. Pure Michigan Talent Connect serves as the state’s labor exchange system.

LARA (Department of Licensing and Regulation)

LARA supports business growth and job creation while safeguarding Michigan’s citizens through a simple, fair, efficient and transparent regulatory structure.