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.
July 29, 2014 | Andy Hayes | MSU Extension statewide Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference focuses on helping communities learn tools and resources to help entrepreneurs thrive in your town.
July 29, 2014 | Brandon Schroeder | Scheduled for September 8 - 9 in South Haven, this conference will explore and celebrate our Great Lakes fisheries heritage as a means to promote coastal tourism development opportunities.
July 29, 2014 | Phil Tocco | With the adoption of the 2009 Food Code, some changes in produce handling may be necessary at farmer’s markets. If you sell lettuce and other leafy greens, you might want to consider changes in handling to ensure quality and legal compliance.
July 29, 2014 | Phil Tocco | Risk of foodborne illness in leafy greens can’t be eliminated, but there are steps growers and farm marketers can do to reduce the incidence of foodborne illnesses in leafy greens.
July 28, 2014 | Mark Thomas | Human capital is paramount for business success. While you may not actually "whistle while you work," workplace benefits beyond financial incentives can lead to a more productive workplace and ensure your operation continues without a hitch.
July 28, 2014 | Frank Gublo | As part of an efficient recall plan, food processors need to assess the complaint and condition of the product.
July 24, 2014 | Brad Neumann | It may seem counterintuitive, but cars are needed to make most walkable urban retail environments successful. The key is how communities manage those cars to enhance the pedestrian experience and support business activity.
July 23, 2014 | Andy Hayes | Northern Lakes Economic Alliance celebrates 30 years of building partnerships for economic development in Northern Michigan.
July 23, 2014 | Andy Hayes | When planning a business launch, the bank should be your last stop.
July 21, 2014 | Vivian Washington | Working from Home may not generate the income that you expect.
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Date: Jul 31, 2014
Location: Midland County MSU Extension office, 220 West Ellsworth St., Midland, MI 48640
Date: Aug 12, 2014
Location: Genesee County MSU Extension, 605 North Saginaw St., Suite 1A, Flint, MI 48502
Date: Aug 13, 2014
Location: Huron County MSUE Office, 1142 S. Van Dyke, Bad Axe, MI 48413
- Affordable Care Act Roadmap
- Cashing in on Business Opportunities
- Cooperative Development Program
- Farm Energy Audit Program
- FastTrac NewVenture Program
- Heritage Tourism
- Michigan MarketMaker
- MSU Product Center
- Oil and Gas
- Road to Independence Workshop
- Specialized Meat Processing Variance Training
- Tilling the Soil of Opportunity
- Worksite Wellness
- 2014 Statewide Ballot Proposal
- Farm Management Tools
- Growing Michigan Agriculture Proceedings
- 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