Business Expansion Partners
Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) touches, assists and helps grow thousands of Michigan businesses each year. Whether it's a new venture, an expansion, a relocation, or even a concern with another agency of state government, the MEDC can help. We supply customized economic development services to help companies and communities – both large and small – find success in a very competitive global economy.
University of Michigan
The University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.
Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University is committed to excellence in teaching, the extension of knowledge through basic and applied research, and creative and artistic expression. Building on a proud tradition of national leadership in the preparation of teachers, we maximize educational opportunities and personal and professional growth for students from diverse backgrounds through an array of baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs. We provide a student-focused learning environment that positively affects the lives of students and the community. We extend our commitment beyond the campus boundaries to the wider community through service initiatives and partnerships of mutual interest addressing local, regional, national and international opportunities and challenges.
Washtenaw Community College
Our college strives to make a positive difference in people's lives through accessible and excellent educational programs and services. We provide a caring, open-door teaching and learning environment. We provide excellent teaching, counseling, and support services. We reach out to people who have limited income or other barriers to success. We enable people to progress in their academic and career pursuits. We work in partnership with the communities we serve.
Washtenaw County is located in southeast Michigan, covering an area of 720 square miles. Its 27 cities, villages and townships are home to about 325,000 citizens in urban, suburban, and rural settings. This mix of different settings provides many opportunities for education, recreation, business, agricultural, and home life. The two largest cities are Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, homes to two large universities - the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti.
Map of Washtenaw County
Washtenaw County MIchigan Works Agency
The etcs Michigan Works Center helps employers find qualified workers, learn about customized training programs as well as opportunities for receiving training incentives. It is a multi-service agency that strives to bridge the activities between community economic development and workforce development. We do many things from offering housing assistance to helping teens find their first job. We also help adults learn new skills or find new jobs, and work with talented senior citizens in our Foster Grandparent program. Most importantly, we strive to work collaboratively with others in the community by convening innovative and effective partnerships like the MEGA-Partnership that help more of our residents, neighborhoods and businesses to successfully weather difficult transitions and flourish right here in Washtenaw County.
City of Ann Arbor
The City of Ann Arbor is committed to providing excellent municipal services that enhance the quality of life for all through the intelligent use of our resources while valuing an open environment that fosters fair, sensitive and respectful treatment of all employees and the community we serve.
Located in southeast Michigan, the county encompasses 27 cities, villages and townships, so settings range from urban to rural, and small town to suburban.