You could be missing a golden opportunity to increase your sales

Do you have five minutes to reach possibly thousands of potential new customers? Pure Michigan Business Connect brings you closer to thousands of other Michigan companies.

The opportunity to put your product or service in front of thousands of Michigan companies is made possible by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) online tool. It takes just five minutes to register your company, identify a key contact person and begin receiving the benefits of being connected to your peers, buyers and suppliers throughout the state. 

MEDC has created a marketplace to connect Michigan businesses with each other. The company information and keywords from your business profile are used by MEDC and other registered users of the site to match your business expertise with customers. This also works in reverse, if your business has a need, you can search for other registered Michigan companies to fulfill your purchasing needs. The PMBC website also features links to programs and free business services as well as information on upcoming Supplier Summits. 

Designed to strengthen Michigan’s economy, the program is works for types of products and all sizes of contracts. If your Michigan based company provides a product or service other Michigan companies will be drawn to buy from you. Like-wise if your company purchases goods and services, you can support a Michigan based company. 

Michigan State University Extension partner Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) has been promoting this tool to companies for the past couple years. In 2013 as a result of the Consumers Energy Supplier Summit, Moran Iron Works, a custom steel fabricator in Northern Michigan, secured a $19 million contract. For 2016, the MEDC has placed a renewed emphasis on encouraging Michigan businesses to register and take advantage of the power of being connected. 

To learn more and activate your free listing go to the MEDC website.

Michigan State University Extension has had a unique relationship with the regional economic development organization Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) for more than 20 years. Recognizing the strength of combining resources, this partnership focuses on economic development, entrepreneurship growth and community infrastructure throughout a four-county region in the northwest Lower Peninsula, specifically Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan and Emmet counties. As a result, the NLEA utilizes resources offered through MSU Extension as it provides leadership to state-wide programs sponsored by MSU Extension.” 

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