MICHIGAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (MEDC)
The MEDC’s mission is to market Michigan and provide the tools and environment to drive job creation and investment.
MICHIGAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ALLIANCE (MEDA)
MEDA’s mission is to undertake education, networking, and advocacy on economic development for and in support of our members, partners, and stakeholders.
SCORE is a group of active and retired business owners and executives working with local businesses to improve the success of businesses in West Michigan. We have real world experience in a variety of industries and business settings. We volunteer and work together in mentoring sessions, workshops, and planning assistance in addition to providing templates and other support services for business owners wanting to expand their businesses.
Please contact the Barry County Chamber of Commerce at 269-945-2454 if you would like to schedule a meeting with our local SCORE Certified Mentor, Ed Szumowski.
SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER (SBDC)
The Michigan SBDC offers expert assistance at no cost to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a business.
To schedule an appointment with Dale Anderson, our local SBDC Representative, please contact the Barry County Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Alliance at 269-945-2454.
MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (MDEQ)
The MDEQ’s mission is to promote wise management of Michigan’s land, air, and water resources to support a sustainable environment, healthy communities, and a vibrant economy.
MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (MDOT)
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is responsible for Michigan’s 9,669-mile state highway system, comprised of all M, I, and US routes. MDOT also administers other state and federal transportation programs for aviation, intercity passenger services, rail freight, local public transit services, the Transportation Economic Development Fund (TEDF), and others.
MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES (MiDNR)
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. The DNR strives to:
- Protect natural and cultural resources.
- Ensure sustainable recreation use and enjoyment.
- Enable strong natural resource-based economies.
- Improve and build strong relationships and partnerships.
- Foster effective business practices and good governance.
IMPACT INVESTMENT PROGRAM
This newly established program between the Barry County Economic Development Alliance and the Barry Community Foundation is a collaborative effort to foster economic development within Barry County by providing financial support to for-profit and non-profit entities within the county.
For more information on this program, or to apply for an IIP Grant, please contact:
Jennifer Heinzman, President
Barry County Economic Development Alliance
RE: Impact Investment Program
221 W. State St, Hastings MI 49058