Collectively, small businesses are Michigan’s largest job provider. SBAM supports an economic gardening approach to economic development – focusing on creating a great environment for businesses that are already here, rather than just attracting new businesses to come. Michigan should be the best place to start and grow a business regardless of size or industry.
- Broaden the focus of state economic development beyond specific industries supporting more entrepreneurship.
- Increase focus in developing economic development initiatives for second-stage, growing companies already located in Michigan.