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Regional, State and Federal Support for Your Business

Saline’s Business Recruitment Team is dedicated to helping you get the support you need to help establish and grow your business in Saline – wherever that help may come from. We encourage you to check out these additional business resources, for your specific business needs.

Need financing?

Ann Arbor Spark – the economic development organization for Washtenaw and Livingston Counties – can point you to loans, grants, and financing incentives available regionally.

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) can help you find access to capital for your Saline business.

Michigan’s office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) works with lending partners nationwide to offer programs to meet the funding needs of businesses throughout the state.

Looking for talent?

Ann Arbor Spark is a great resource. Spark’s Employer Talent Program matches people, expertise, and skills to the employers who need them to fuel business growth. Spark will work closely with you to understand your needs and help you find the right talent.

Need funding for training?

The State of Michigan’s Skilled Trades Funding Fund (STTF) competitively awards funding for training programs that help to enhance talent, increase productivity, and retain employees. STTF’s end goal is to increase the quality and competitiveness of Michigan’s employers.

The Talent Investment Agency (TIA) grants the funds through Michigan’s workforce system, commonly known as Michigan Works! Training assistance for Saline businesses is offered through Michigan Works! Southeast. Ann Arbor Spark can help you apply for STTF grants.

Looking to partner with other Michigan companies?

Check out Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC). This free service brings small to medium-sized Michigan businesses together – in “the sum is greater than the parts” kinds of relationships – as they pursue supply chain sourcing opportunities at the regional, national, and global levels. PMBC is a program of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).

Want to expand your exports?

Ann Arbor Spark’s Export Tool Kit helps guide your business as you enter the global marketplace. You’ll learn everything from how to finance your export operations to determining the applicable trade regulations in the countries you seek to enter.

Grants from Michigan’s State Trade Expansion Program (MI-STEP) can help your qualified small business develop and expand your export-related activities. Program funds can support your participation in foreign trade missions, website development, design and production of marketing materials, international trade show participation, and more.