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Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) has compiled information and resources for small businesses, major employers, entrepreneurs and others.

MEDC, in collaboration with more than 100 economic development partners, markets Michigan as the place to do business, assists businesses in their growth strategies, and fosters the growth of vibrant communities across the state. Whether you’re just getting started or expanding your existing business, the MEDC can help.

The MEDC partners with organizations across the state who engage in a variety of economic development activities, including financing, matchmaking, site selection, and supplying additional resources for companies and entrepreneurs. These partners include various local agencies, utilities, and nonprofit economic development organizations.

Looking to expand or relocate your business? Use the MEDC Real Estate Database to find and compare available business sites and properties across Michigan, as well as discover more about the state’s communities and the exciting opportunities that await.

Contact Information

  • Michelle Audette-Baumann
  • Director
  • (888) 522-0103
  • audette-baumanm@michigan.org
  • Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
    300 N Washington Sq
    Lansing, MI 48913

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