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Support & Development

Let the Mason County Growth Alliance be your partner in developing your business in Mason County. Below you will find local resources throughout our region. Let us help you navigate and coordinate your needs with each of the necessarily entities. Call today to meet with a MCGA representative to help simplify the process.


PureMIBusiness Connect

Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) is a multi-billion dollar public/private initiative developed by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) connecting buyers to suppliers of Michigan goods and services.



If you’re getting your new business off the ground or want to secure financing, investigate export options, or expand online using social media marketing, the SBDC can help you move forward with confidence.



The Small Business Association of Michigan is the only statewide and state-based association that focuses solely on serving the needs of Michigan’s small business community. They have been successfully serving small businesses in all 83 counties of Michigan since 1969.



WSCC’s Business Opportunity Center’s goal is to collaborate with businesses throughout the area to provide innovative practices for business excellence.



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SCORE is a national non-profit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small businesses. The SCORE Committee is made up of certified counselors who work with entrepreneurs through every phase of their entrepreneurial venture: generating and assessing ideas, preparing a business plan, raising capital, and managing the operations and finances of the growing venture.




The Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce was established to promote commerce, trade and industry in Mason County. It is the largest business organization in the greater Mason County region with 450 member businesses and organizations.




At first glance, Emerge, now a part of Start Garden, is a regional web portal – a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs and businesses to access resources that will help them grow and succeed.




The Right Place has assisted thousands of companies throughout West Michigan, connecting them to a variety of assistance programs.




West Shore Inventors Network (W!N): Encourage and help prepare local inventors and entrepreneurs to move forward with their innovative business ideas, or creatively expand their existing operations is the goal of W!N.