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Business Resources

Please find an extensive list of organizations below that provide resources for programming, incentives, and referrals to help businesses start, grow, and stay in Highland Park, MI. Click on the program you wish to view for more information and contact them directly.

Name Services Contact Information

Business Assistance

Michigan Works! Assists in employment and training of Michigan workers  
Woodward Avenue Action Association Promotes sustainability and retention of businesses on Woodward Avenue  
Department of Environmental Quality Assists in funding environmental clean up and provides environmental standards info and Suggests and allows application for numerous federal grants and loans  
Michigan Economic Development Corporation Coordinates various business programs to offer a wide range of incentives to Michigan businesses.  
Small Business Administration Organizes business information and offers federal loans for business development and expansion.  
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Highland Park Business Association The Highland Park Business Association (HPBA) was established by a group of concerned businesses, community leaders, and residents. Together, they work to promote a safe, positive environment where businesses and all organizations in the community can grow and prosper.  Highland Park Business Association
PO Box 3627
Highland Park MI   48203
Phone: (313) 626-0990
email: HPBA
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Michigan Economic Development Corporation MEDC markets Michigan and provides the toolsand enviornment  to drive job creation and job creation. 300 N. Washington Sq. Lansing, MI 48913 (888)522-0103
U.S. Small Business Administration  The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help small businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters. (800)659-2955
Michigan Women Forward Resilience Microloan Fund, intended to assist geographically and demographically disadvantaged individuals. Detroit Office
1155 Brewerey Park Blvd.Suite 350 Detroit, MI 48207 (313)962-1920
America's SBDC Michigan Support Programs and information to help Michigan businesses through the COVID-19 crisis. Southeast Michigan Region
Eastern Michigan University (734)487-0355
Small Business Association of Michigan Small Business COVID-19 resources. 100 N. Washington Square, Suite 1000 Lansing, MI 48933 1-800-362-5461
Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council A non-profit organization supporting the economic growth of their corporate members and the minority-owned businesses that serve them. 100 River Place, Suite 300 Detroit, MI 48207 313-873-3200
Michigan Association for Female Entrepreneurs A non-profit organization committed to supporting and promoting the economic growth and advancement of women entrepreneurs in Michigan.  12245 Beech Daly Road P.O Box 40628 Redford, MI 48240 (844)490-MAFE/6233
Great Lakes Womens Business Council    
Michigan Department of Transportation The Disadvantage Business Enterprise(DBE) is a federally required program designed to ensure that firms owned and controlled by minorities, women, and other socially and economically disadvantaged persons have the opportunity to grow and become self-sufficient through participation in federally funded MDOT contracts.  
Detroit Kitchen Terminal Detroit Kitchen Terminal exists to reduce repeat incarceration by training workers to thrive in our city’s growing restaurant industry.  
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) LISC supports job growth in underserved communities by helping equip local businesses with the resources they need to grow.  
Startup Space Southeast Michigan COVID-19 Resources  
Pure Michigan Talent Connect The Business Resource Network (BRN) is a business strategy comprised of local companies that aim to increase job retention and job productivity among their staff.  
Save Small Business Fund

An initiative of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. A grant making initiative to help small employers who are struggling during the COVID-19 outbreak.

CEED Lending  Detroit Business Growth Initiative. It is an innovative program aimed at growing minority, women and veteran certified businesses in Detroit. The program provides expert led training and coaching, connecting existing Detroit-based businesses to contract opportunities in the corporate and government arenas. (734) 677-1400
Lean & Green Michigan - Pace Financing Lean & Green Michigan helps commercial, industrial, multifamily and nonprofit property owners finance energy efficiency and renewable energy projects that are profitable for all parties - property owners, contractors, financial institutions and local governments. (313) 444-1474
Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber of Commerce The Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber of Commerce provides resources such as business networking groups, monthly networking events, special Chamber events, legislative voice and committees throughout the year to businesses throughout the 21 communities that make up the Downriver region. Phone: (734) 284-6000