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An entrepreneur's one-stop shop for information on the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center, the Michigan Business One Stop, Wet Labs, Specialized Technology Business Incubator and Entrepreneurial Support Service Partners.

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General Dynamics Land Systems' Maneuver Collaboration Center (MC2)
MC2 is a new model for collaboration that leverages General Dynamics Land Systems' strong system engineering and integration heritage, actively seeking to cross-pollinate with experts in a wide variety of industries. This new process enables speedy and agile innovation for military vehicle and systems product improvement. A virtual community enables the collaboration process between our team of world-class engineers, General Dynamics teammates, customers, suppliers, academia, and most importantly, warfighters. In addition, a state-of-the-art facility with a complete “alpha to omega” life cycle laboratory conceives, examines and implements promising ideas.

Michigan Advantage Business Directories
A Michigan Economic Development Corporation directory, including Automotive R&D Facilities, Defense Capabilities Directory, MichBio Life Sciences Directory, The Resource Navigator and the Michigan Business Organization Directory.

Michigan Small Business Development Center
The Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) offers Michigan’s most comprehensive entrepreneur and small business development program. They provide counseling, training, research and advocacy for new ventures, existing small businesses, and innovative technology companies, including technology counselors to provide more in-depth support and a roadmapping tool that helps clients evaluate the direction of their technology, departmentalize concepts, and chart strategic direction.

Michigan SBIR/STTR Assistance Program
The Michigan SBIR/STTR Assistance Program provides SBIR/STTR training and proposal development services to technology companies with costs covered in whole or in part by the state. The program is funded by the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF), administered by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and managed by BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs award over $2.4 billion annually in non-dilutive R&D grants and contracts through 11 federal agencies. The Assistance Program helps Michigan companies be more competitive in this national proposal and award process.

New Economy Initiative
The New Economy Initiative (NEI), a special project of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, is the largest economic development initiative of its kind working to build a network of support for entrepreneurs and small businesses. It was built in the face of a market failure not seen in our lifetime and a culture that had either forgotten or lost faith in its ability to generate the ideas and businesses of tomorrow. Through smart investments, NEI has continued to narrow its focus towards the Greater Downtown 3.5 mile corridor that can service entrepreneurs, while benefiting people throughout the region. That means supporting the service providers – from those providing technical assistance like business planning and concept testing, to those providing capital and beyond – that help businesses grow and thrive, while connecting them to each other and the people they serve. That means creating new companies, jobs and additional dollars of investment along the way. Ultimately, that means building a more diverse economy where jobs and prosperity are available for all.

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