We have a vast array of services for entrepreneurs to be successful in Middle Michigan. Central Michigan University’s Research Center and Career Services focus on startups and connecting talent to employers and students to jobs. Mid Michigan Community College and the Small Business Development Center can help you get your business started and be successful. Connect with our partners to keep informed about career trends, employment and internship vacancies and professional development opportunities.


Central Michigan University 
Central Michigan University (CMU) is an academic community committed to the pursuit of knowledge, wisdom, discovery and creativity. CMU provides student-centered education and fosters personal and intellectual growth to prepare students for productive careers, meaningful lives and responsible citizenship in a global society. CMU adheres to the core values of integrity, respect, compassion, inclusiveness, social responsibility, excellence and innovation. Please see CMU’s Strategic Plan at: https://www.cmich.edu/about/Strategic_Planning/Pages/default.aspx.

Central Michigan University Career Services
Career Services at Central Michigan University has a variety of programs to connect talent to employers and students to jobs. Connect with them to keep informed about career-related trends, recent employment and internship opportunities and professional development opportunities.


Central Michigan University Research Corporation 
CMURC is a nonprofit business incubator focused on advancing economic development in the community by leveraging the resources of Central Michigan University, the Mount Pleasant SmartZone, and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s 21st Century Jobs Trust Fund. Local, regional, and statewide partners assist to accelerate the success of entrepreneurs, growing businesses, and jobs. CMURC is a single source of contact providing physical space and essential business services. CMURC encourages interaction and partnerships, which accelerates emerging organizations to develop their ideas and bring them to market quickly.

Mid Michigan Community College
Mid Michigan Community College is a public community college founded in 1965, with full service locations and technical education centers  in Harrison and Mt. Pleasant. The College offers one and two-year certificates and associate degrees in transfer, occupational, tech and trade, and health science programs. MMCC prides itself on offering an affordable education that prepares students for a career or transfer to a university.

Mid Michigan Community College Workforce Training 
MMCC offers a wide variety of technical training programs that benefit to the middle Michigan business community. The locations in Mt. Pleasant and Harrison provide students with hands-on technical training, certification, internship opportunities, and skills development. Training programs are developed in conjunction with industry partners and include industrial trades, CAD, welding, CNC, plastics and more. Customized training is also available to meet specific business needs.


Michigan Small Business Development Center
The Michigan Small Business Development Center is a network that provides a full range of services for emerging and growing small businesses throughout Michigan. This includes new venture companies, existing small businesses, expanding businesses, new technology companies and innovators. Our local SBDC is affiliated with Mid Michigan Community College and provides services and support to businesses in Clare and Isabella Counties. SBDC focuses on business startups, business plan development, business workshops, financial management, market research, raising capital, research, technology commercialization and export assistance. All services are available at low or no cost because of the support of the U.S. Small Business Administration and local partners.


Pure Michigan Talent Connect
Pure Michigan Talent Connect is a collaborative effort of the State of Michigan’s Workforce Development Agency with the Talent Investment Agency and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. It is an online marketplace connecting Michigan’s job seekers and employers, and serves as a central hub linking all public and private stakeholders who support Michigan’s workforce. Pure Michigan Talent Connect serves as the state’s launching pad for both employers and job seekers pursuing new jobs, careers and talent.


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