Start-up Help

Financing and Incentives

Workforce Development

Economic Development Partners

 
Delta County Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization which provides many benefits to its members including group rates for telecommunications, media, and insurance among many other things. The Chamber and EDA work closely on community development projects including professional development series for area businessContact Vickie Micheau at (906) 786-2192 or vmicheau@up.net. Located at 230 Ludington Street, Escanaba.



MI-SBDC (Michigan Small Business Development Center for the Upper Peninsula)
 
offers help with business plans, legal issues, finance, market research, patent applications, and more. Counseling is free for business owners and start-ups. Contact Lance Wolfe (906) 399-2647 or email
lwolfe@jobforce.org for an appointment. Located at 2950 College Ave. Escanaba, MI 49829.  



Michigan Works! Escanaba Service Center
serves the county for job seekers but especially for employers.  Post your job openings, use them to take applications, prescreen candidates, test employees, assist writing job descriptions, and much more. Call the service center at 906-789-9732. Located at 2950 College Ave., Escanaba, MI 49829.



PTAC (Procurement & Technical Assistance Center)
provides free assistance to businesses who want to sell to the government or need help understanding government contracting requirements. Contact Don Makowski at 906-789-0558, dmakowski@jobforce.org. Located at 2950 College Avenue, Escanaba, MI 49829.



M-TEC at Bay College
can help with assessments of employee’s skills, providing customized training, and professional development services for employees or groups. Call 906-789-6902. Located at 2000 North 30th Street, Escanaba, MI 49829.



Bays de Noc Convention and Visitors Bureau
 is a private non-profit membership organization consisting of lodging properties in Delta County with ten rooms or more. Its mission is to promote Delta County tourism events that will result in overnight stays. They work on marketing, and bringing in/conducting events, conferences, or conventions. They are also located within the Delta County Commerce Center, 230 Ludington Street, Escanaba. They can be reached at 906-786-2192 or
cvb@deltami.org.


Delta County Builder’s Exchange membership is open to Chamber members in building or related trades. Three of the most important benefits of membership are the weekly newsletter which lists all area projects, discounts on copying, and access to plans for projects currently soliciting bids. Contact Kyle Doyle at (906) 786-2192 or bx@deltami.org. Located at 230 Ludington Street, Escanaba, MI 49829.



CUPPAD (Central Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Regional Commission)
 
provides planning services, economic development services and multiple intiatives for the central Upper Peninsula.  Located at 2950 College Ave, Escanaba, MI 49829.