Strong businsess create jobs and help strengthen state and local communities. Michigan State University Extension assists communities in linking to growth opportunities in regional, national, and global economies. Programming includes education about green business development and practices, and connection to New Economy and placemaking theory and research. MSU Extension also provides Natural Resource Enterprise Development programming. MSU Extension partners with state and regional agencies to provide research to communities and assist in developing strategies that foster a sustainable business climate in Michigan.
December 15, 2014 | Diane Smith | Learn how to grow your business from a direct sales or small wholesale business into a large-scale wholesale business. Michigan food processors offer tips that they have learned through the school of hard knocks.
December 15, 2014 | Paul James Werner | Single source suppliers could create issues for your manufacturing or processing business.
December 15, 2014 | Dennis Stein | With grain farms facing the lowest prices they have seen in several years, many farms will need to utilize their operating line of credit to close out 2014.
December 12, 2014 | Dennis Stein | Farm producers are invited to participate in a live or online commodity market update on Dec. 16, 2014, in Sandusky, Michigan.
December 12, 2014 | Diane Smith | Buyers of Meijer, Hiller’s Markets, Cherry Capital Foods and Kroger share tips and insight for how it works to have your product in their stores.
December 12, 2014 | Paul James Werner | Consumer packaged food products succeed in wide distribution.
December 11, 2014 | Paul James Werner | Business start-up costs are considered capital and are amortized over 180 months.
December 9, 2014 | Kathy Jamieson | Consider upcycling or repurposing for the holidays.
December 9, 2014 | Mark Thomas | Empty store fronts detract from the vibrancy of any community. Creative solutions can include sharing space and talents in an efficacious manner.
December 9, 2014 | Yvonne (Bonnie) Wichtner-Zoia | Yearly event promotes tourism and economic development in Alcona County.
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Date: Jan 13, 2015 - Mar 10, 2015
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Location: Kalamazoo Valley Groves Center 7107 Elm Valley Drive Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Date: Jan 27, 2015
Location: Washtenaw County MSU Extension Office, 705 Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48107
- Affordable Care Act Roadmap
- Cashing in on Business Opportunities
- Cooperative Development Program
- Farm Energy Audit Program
- FastTrac NewVenture Program
- Heritage Tourism
- Meat Processing Variance Training
- Michigan MarketMaker
- MSU Product Center
- Oil and Gas
- Road to Independence Workshop
- Tilling the Soil of Opportunity
- Worksite Wellness
- 2014 Statewide Ballot Proposal
- Farm Management Tools
- Growing Michigan Agriculture Proceedings
- MI Health Matters Resources
- Michigan State University Anaerobic Digestion Research and Education Center
- Michigan State University Bioeconomy Network
- MSU Extension and AgBioResearch Council Links
- MSU Product Center—Food, Ag, Bio
- Northern Lakes Economic Alliance
- Worksite Wellness Menu of Services