Additional Grant Opportunity for Small Businesses
SalesForce is giving back! They have $5 million that they are contributing to small businesses in the form of grants. See the link HERE to sign up to be notified when the application becomes available. For more information, contact Jason Venema of Upper Peninsula MichiganWorks! at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (906) 280-9404.
PPE Needs and Sourcing
Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) is working with businesses and suppliers to help source PPE to businesses as they resume operations. If you are a business in need of PPE or you are a supplier of PPE, visit this site and complete the form to help PMBC gauge your needs and services and get you in touch with potential buyers/suppliers.
COVID-19 Business Webinars:
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides free business counseling, access to secondary market research, as well as in-person and online training opportunities. They have a variety of no-cost, COVID-19 related webinars available, as well as a catalogue of past webinars that are available for year-round viewing.
The Michigan Municipal League, in conjunction with the Michigan Association of Counties, the Michigan Township Association, and the Michigan Department of the Treasury, recently hosted a webinar that covered COVID-19 Updates and Resources for Local Governments. To view the webinar, click here. To see the Michigan Municipal League's list of past and upcoming webinars, click here.
The Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation is dedicated to bringing prosperity to the City through economic growth in all industries with the expansion of current businesses and
the attraction of new ones. We help entrepreneurs take ideas and turn them into realities, and facilitate the process
of creating something entirely new, or helping an existing business grow. We
are dedicated to our community and value the businesses that bring
economic prosperity to the Sault.
Invest in the Sault and we will invest in YOU!
Temporary Office Space
Looking for a local launchpad for your growing business, a place to run your operation, or hire additional staff? Through the Sault SmartZone, we offer temporary office and manufacturing spaces to local start-ups. These spaces include full office amenities and are priced with start-ups in mind.
The EDC is open to the public and our conference room can be rented for workshops, meetings, seminars, and more. Our space fits 24 individuals comfortably and can be easily customized to the needs of your event, whether you have conference calls, guest speakers, or video presentations.
Coworking options at the EDC provide freelancers, telecommuters, and all businesspeople a drop-in office space where they work independently, meet with clients, and have access to office features located in the SmartZone without a long-term lease. Payment options are flexible to meet your schedule.