Financing and Incentives

Start-up Help

Workforce Development

Economic Development Partners

Whether you're an entrepreneur with a new idea or a major company looking to expand, the Delta County Economic Development Alliance offers assistance, no matter what size or stage your business is in.  We provide coaching, advice, and referrals to our network of economic partners. 

Contact Vicki Schwab at 906-748-0079 or at to schedule a one on one session.

The Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) enhances Michigan’s economic well-being by providing counseling, training, research and advocacy for new ventures, existing small businesses and innovative technology companies. With offices statewide, the MI-SBDC positively impacts the economy by strengthening existing companies, creating new jobs, retaining existing jobs, and assisting companies in defining their path to success.

The Michigan Small Business Development Center Region-1 is located in Escanaba MI, and it is hosted by Michigan Works! The Job Force Board and serves the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Upper Peninsula entrepreneurs and small business owners may access the services by contacting Lance Wolfe (906) 399-2647 or email  You can visit them on their website at:

Michigan Business One Stop
This is your one stop resource for setting up a business in Michigan.  You can find resources on how to start a new business; learn state operating requirements; file for needed licenses, permits, registrations pay for filings electronically and view resources pertinent to your type of business.
Visit them on their website at:

Accelerating Michigan's Entrepreneurs

Accelerating Michigan's Entrepreneurs is Michigan's online Business Incubator.  They are dedicated to helping business owners set strategic direction, improve leadership and people skills, be more productive and grow revenues.

You can visit them on their website at:

Click here to download a Business Startup Guide.