Incentives and Resources for Qualified Businesses

For companies looking to expand with the help of tax abatements or other incentives, these forms are available to you. Please also consider reading the State of Michigan's guidelines for any (or all) of the incentives you have questions or interests with.

We provide information on many incentives that businesses may qualify for below. Whether you are in a commercial district trying to improve your property for consumer use, or an industry eager to expand, our team can help your business grow. The Economic Development Department is connected with different resources that may be helpful for your business. The Small Business Development Center (SBSC), Michigan Venture, and the Michigan Economic Growth Corporation (MEDC) are three state resources we often reach out to for those looking to expand. Explore them all below!
Helpful Tools

A list of tax abatement's on the State of Michigan website can be found if you click here

For information regarding Small Business Administration loans, click here. Please review the checklist located on their website to affirm eligibility if you are interested in applying for a small business loan. 


Export Your Business


The Michigan State University Business Center, centered in East Lansing Michigan, is a helpful resource for all businesses interested in the global market. Their expertise lie in helping companies find their best potential export regions. 

U.S. Commercial Services is an informational service offered through the U.S. Commerce to help businesses export internationally. Their on-site business analysis helps understand a company’s target market and provide global matchmaking support.

Find Your Workforce

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To help companies discover skilled workers and provide funding for expert training, Southeastern Michigan Council Alliance (SEMCA) and Michigan Works have joined forces to aid in the manual labor demand. 

Pure Michigan Talent Connect is an organization that helps businesses find a reliable workforce. One of several unique programs that they provide would be the Michigan Advanced Technician Training to coach in-house manpower. 

From business plan development to financing options and export strategies, the SBDC is an excellent resource for those wanting to begin a business or to grow their company. Specialists will analyze your business needs and discover the best opportunities for your company. 

Get Connected


SWCRC offers businesses resources in networking as well as the option to be marketed to other businesses as a synergy. 

MVCA members are offered plenty of legal resources for their business needs. They also have a variety of consulting agencies that companies can turn to. 

Improve Your Environment


MSHDA is a state entity that provides help to municipalities along with individuals looking for homestead assistance. They provide cities excellent demographic data throughout the several Michigan regions. Their Property Improvement Program also gives homeowners an alternative option to rehabbing their home if they do not qualify for other loans. 

The Southeastern Michigan Council of Governments acts as a tool for the Southeastern region of Michigan for all agency types. They store case study information, regional maps, grant opportunities, and large economic projects. 

Experts in the natural world, the Department of Environmental Quality ensures Michigan health and well being through air, land, and water. The DEQ acts as the best knowledge resource for environmental site assessments.

Business Development and Incentives


Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, otherwise known as The Center, ties together an array of business services from management skills training to waste minimization programs. The Center is also very knowledgeable about local and state fiscal incentives. 

As a nonprofit association, SCORE Detroit is dedicated to helping small businesses and entrepreneurs flourish nationwide. They specialize in providing growing businesses market information, workshops, and business counseling. 

The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides direction for business leadership as well as funding opportunities. They offer competitive funds in maximizing a company’s technological potential along with a matchmaking grant to help small businesses enter the global marketplace.


For over thirty years, The Wirt-Rivette Group has supplied businesses with equipment financing and businesses consulting solutions. The company pays special attention to industries looking to complete their own sustainable growth programs. 

Individuals looking to begin their small business have the opportunity to work with Launch Detroit in order to obtain micro-loans, ten free small business training classes, and a specialized mentor from the business community. 

The MEDC is a hub of business resources. Their specialists have knowledge about grants, workshops, training options, and growth opportunities. 

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Forms, Documents, and Additional Information    
Industrial Facilities Abatement Criteria Form  Computer Icon  
Required Reading for Industrial Facilities Tax Abatement
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Michigan's Talent Resources 
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