Business Resource Guide
Your local Michigan Works! Service Center can assist your company in identifying potential new employees that suit your business needs. They can assist with job training funds, postings, talent screening, career fair events, and much more.
Examples of Michigan Works! Grants:
Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) Grant
The STTF helps employers bring their current employees' skills into alignment with the current needs of each company. Once funding is approved (amount varies based on application), training is completed ideally within 3 months but can take as long as 6 months to complete.
On the Job Training Fund (OJT) Grant
The OJT Program requires a contractual agreement between an employer and the local Michigan Works! Agency, by which employers hire and provide substantive on-the-job training to eligible and qualified individuals (i.e. unemployed). The employer is reimbursed at least 50% of the wages for each employee up to 6 months (maximum of $10,000 per person). The positions cannot be temporary and must maintain at least 32 hours of work per week.
The Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT2) Program is an apprenticeship model that allows your company to "grow its own" employees and ensure a future pipeline of qualified talent. MAT2 directly involves employers in creating highly skilled, capable and readily employable graduates.
Focus: Hope is a Detroit-based non-profit organization that helps aid in overcoming poverty and racism by providing education and training for disfranchised, underrepresented minorities.Focus: Hope aims to help underprivileged people, and also people with pasts of crime and violence, by helping them earn an education and get to a stable financial standing.
- Schoolcraft College
- Wayne County Community College
- Henry Ford College
The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center assists Michigan's small and medium-sized businesses to compete and grow. The Center offers personalized consulting services that meet the needs of their clients in virtually every aspect of their businesses from product and process innovation to assisting with navigating through governmental regulations, promoting company-wide operational excellence, and fostering creative strategies for business growth and greater profitability.
The Wayne County Economic Development Corporation has recently partnered with the Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to help small businesses start and grow in Wayne County. The SBDC provides training and counseling services in various areas including business plan development, strategic planning, market research, financial management, capital financing, technology commercialization, and export strategy.
Upon request, the Department of Public Services Permits Office will meet with a company/developer or its consultant in order to preliminarily review design engineering plans in connection with a building project that will require a County permit.The purpose of this meeting is to provide a clear understanding of the County requirements prior to the submission of the permit application (this is a free service).
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE Program)
The PACE program is designed to finance (or refinance) energy-saving building improvements that involve energy efficiency, water efficiency, and/or renewable energy measures. In short, a company in Wayne County can finance up to 100% of the costs of its building improvements. The loan will be paid back through a voluntary special tax assessment on the property over a 10-20 year period.
Wayne County Health Choice
The purpose of Wayne County Health Choice is to advance and promote the health and welfare of the residents of Wayne County by, among other things, promoting access to reasonably priced health care to qualifying individuals. Over the past 20 years, HealthChoice of Michigan has developed a number of programs customized to the healthcare needs of Wayne County residents and businesses. Our careful screening of providers and enhanced operating procedures mean our members have access to the area's best hospitals and doctors.