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Michigan Directory of Economic Development Organizations

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The Michigan economic development directory below (scroll down) links to the websites and contacts for many economic development organizations in Michigan and related content such as Area Profiles and Area Surveys as executive summaries about business locations. Contact us for project assistance, or to update our directory listing for an area.  We provide personal introductory referrals to our contacts and other assistance according to the investment project interests of the corporate executives and business advisors we serve.
Please contact us if you may be interested in expanding your business into Michigan.  We are independent advisors - not a government agency or investment promotion agency.

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Michigan Economic Development Corp. - MEDC State 48913
City of Southfield City 48037
St. Clair County Economic Development Alliance, Port Huron and FTZ #210 County 48060 FTZ
Washtenaw Development Council, Ann Arbor County 48108
City of Dearborn City 48126
Livonia Chamber of Commerce Chamber 48154
City of Livonia MI City 48154
Monroe County Industrial Development Corporation County 48161
City of Romulus City 48174    
Greater Detroit Foreign Trade Zone #70 FTZ 48214
Wayne County Business Development Division County 48226
DTE Energy, Detroit - developed Michigan Site Network - list of commercial and industrial buildings and sites utility 48226

economic development

Detroit Regional Economic Partnership / Chamber Metro 48232
City of Sterling Heights City 48311
Oakland County Michigan - Planning and Economic Development Services county 48328
Oakland County, Pontiac county 48341
Sanilac County Economic Development Corporation county 48471
Flint-Genesee Economic Growth Alliance City 48502
Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce - economic development Chamber 48502 810-600-1404
City of Flint Foreign Trade Zone #140 FTZ 48502    
City of Flint, MI City 48502
Saginaw Future City 48607
Midland Economic Development Council City 48640
Bay County Growth Alliance - Bay City County 48708
City of Bay City City 48708
Capital Choice Partnership (Lansing Regional Chamber) Chamber 48901
Southwest Michigan First - Kalamazoo Region 49007

Battle Creek FTZ #43, City of Battle Creek FTZ 49016    
Midlink Business Park - Kalamazoo MI Development 49048
Cornerstone Alliance, Benton Harbor Region 49022

Branch County Chamber of Commerce, Coldwater County 49036
City of Dowagiac City 49047
City of Sturgis City 49091
CMS Energy / Consumers Energy Utility 49201

Dennis Marvin

The Enterprise Group of Jackson, Inc. County 49204
Greater Jackson Chamber of Commerce Chamber 49204
Ottawa County Economic Development Office Inc., Allendale MI County 49401
Muskegon Area First Region 49440
Grand Rapids Metro 49503
Kent-Ottawa-Muskegon Counties FTZ #189, Grand Rapids, KOM Foreign Ttrade Zone Authority FTZ 49504    
Cadillac Area Chamber City 49601
Grand Haven Chamber of Commerce - northwest Ottawa County City 49417
Manistee County Economic Development Office County 49660
Traverse Bay Economic Development Corp Region 49684
Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corp. and FTZ #16 City 49783 FTZ
Lake Superior Community Partnership, Marquette Region 49855
Explanation of column headings above
  •  Organizations are generally sorted in postal code order so that locations which are geographically close to each other will usually (not always) be grouped together.  This is a selective directory, even though the state directory is more comprehensive than the very selective one we will maintain at the regional level to highlight the organizations which support our work or are found to be of frequent interest for the convenience of the executives and business advisors we serve.
  •  Scope : is the area served by the organization, and postal code.  We may include thumbnail maps which expand to show information about participating areas, or link directly to good maps or GIS research tools on the organization's website.
  •  Contacts : relationship leader at GDI Solutions for maintaining information about contacts in this area.  If there is a working relationship through our various GUIDE services, we also list the key organization contact, phone, and optional e-mail.
  •  Website and other resources : Aside from the main website link, we may include other direct links to highlight special features of expected interest to executives, especially if they might not be readily noticed by just visiting the website.  A good example of this is when relevant content is actually maintained somewhere else, such as a regional website rather than the local one, so that one would otherwise need to know to follow the available links between the websites.


The directory above is a "long list" extension of our contacts directory for the larger Great Lakes region, following the same structure as our global contact directories These area representatives would typically include
  •  a state department of commerce or industry or a provincial government office
  •  greater metro city or county area chamber of commerce
  •  county economic development agency
  •  industrial development corporation or council - IDC
  •  alliance for business development, community development
  •  investment promotion agency - IPA
  •  industry cluster development initiatives, business incubators, technology parks
  •  regional or global professional B2B networking organizations, business partnering, joint venture development, or strategic business alliance services
  •  trade and investment promotion offices

We welcome reciprocal links from relevant organizations.

Despite the wide variety of names for such economic development organizations, and variances in the scope of their services, the ones we list are generally actively involved in efforts to attract, expand, and retain business investment projects in their areas (offices, factories, etc.), including the attraction of foreign direct investment projects (FDI).  This typically includes support services, financial incentives, and information for corporate site selection decisions as well as local business retention and expansion services. 

The presence, absence, or position of any organization on these lists, or their position on the lists, does not imply any endorsement or opinion about their services, nor by them about our own.

The selections are simply intended to be helpful to executives who may be unaware of such contacts, or how to reach their websites quickly.  Please contact us directly for relevant introductions or any additional contacts, market knowledge, and research which we don't publish.

Contact information for relationship leaders at GDI Solutions :

We develop and maintain working relationships among participating area representatives - economic development organizations - and professional service providers as well as senior corporate executives who are responsible for the planning of major projects such as new, relocated, expanded or consolidated offices, factories, distribution centers or other operations.

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