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Community Resources

Lansing Area Hispanic Business Association
LAHBA is an organization that provides an advocacy forum for Hispanic, minority and woman owned business owners, associates and professionals. In addition, LAHBA promotes public awareness for new business and provides an opportunity for networking with other business owners and prospective clients.

Lansing Black Chamber of Commerce
The Lansing Black Chamber of Commerce (LBCC) is a non-profit affiliate of the Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce (MBCC).  The 5 Pillars of Service are:  Advocacy, Access to Capital, Contracting, Chamber Development & Entrepreneur Development

Downtown Lansing Inc.
Downtown Lansing Inc. is committed to creating a thriving world-class capital city by making our downtown and surrounding neighborhoods united, vibrant, economically strong and culturally dynamic through promotions, design, business development and organization.

Pure Michigan Talent Connect
The Pure Michigan Talent Connect is a Jobs Portal and new launch pad for new jobs, careers, and talent.

Capital Area Michigan Works
Capital Area Michigan Works! is a network of resources.  We partner with businesses to develop recruiting and retention strategies and we partner with job seekers to enhance education and career opportunities.

Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce promotes economic growth, creating new opportunities for members and upholding pro-business ideals through the advancement of sound public policy.

Michigan Economic Development Corporation
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is Michigan's foremost economic development agency, committed to helping entrepreneurs and innovators access capital, talent, programs, and incentives that create economic growth throughout the state.

Accelerating Michigan Entrepreneurs
Accelerating Michigan Entrepreneurs (AME) is dedicated to helping business owners set strategic direction, improve leadership and people skills, be more productive, and grow revenues.

East Lansing Technology Innovation Center
The East Lansing Technology Innovation Center helps to generate and advance the culture of entrepreneurship in the community and to expand the knowledge-base economy.

Great Lakes Entrepreneur Quest
Great Lakes Entrepreneur's Quest sponsors statewide bi-annual business plan competitions that provide a network of volunteer coaching, investor talent, and entrepreneurial support programs for early stage companies and entrepreneurs exploring new business ideas.

Howell Area Chamber of Commerce
The Howell Area Chamber of Commerce is a business advocacy organization with a mission to be a catalyst for a vital business environment and an exceptional community.

Mason Area Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber improves our community by: helping members to create jobs, implementing community identity programs, improving educational opportunities, stimulating economic industrial, commercial and agricultural growth and promoting a higher quality of life for the entire community.

Lansing Economic Area Partnership
The Lansing Economic Area Partnership helps attract new businesses to the region, entrepreneurs start new businesses, and existing businesses grow.

Lansing Community College American Marketing Association
The Lansing Community College American Marketing Association provides students the possibility of expanding their learning through leadership and hands-on experiences, as well as opportunities for networking, community service, and professional and personal development.

Meridian Area Business Association
The Meridian Area Business Association works to promote and support local businesses in Meridian Township and the greater Lansing area.

Meridian Asset Resource Center
The MARC provides resources and counseling to help you strategically move forward and grow your own business.

Michigan Business One Stop
Michigan Business One Stop is a website for entrepreneurs, new businesses, and existing businesses to interface with the State of Michigan for all their licensing, permits, filings, and questions.

Michigan Business Network - 24 hour Talk
Business radio talk with Chris Holman.

Moving Ideas to Market
Moving Ideas to Market is a statewide action-network that is dedicated to entrepreneurship culture change in Michigan, focusing on K-12, college, and community entrepreneurial ecosystems.

MSU Business Connect
MSU Business-CONNECT, a one-stop portal for the private sector to engage with MSU.

Next Bright Idea
A community contest for entrepreneurs.

The Entrepreneur Institute
The Entrepreneur Institute educates and empowers entrepreneurs.

The Hatch
The Hatch is specifically designed for currently enrolled college students in the Tri-County area to launch their businesses.

Extended Learning and Professional Studies

Community Education and Workforce Development
West Campus Room M105
Phone: (517) 483-1338
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