Partnership is the key to success. When organizations come together with a common vision and purpose, amazing things can happen. That’s why the greater Ann Arbor region is the best place to start up, expand or relocate your business. We strive to provide clear, concise and timely information to meet your needs. All of our services are provided free of charge. Our partner organizations are deeply knowledgeable and highly motivated to bring new business opportunities to the region. When you choose the greater Ann Arbor region, you will have access to resources and assistance in many areas, including:

financial resources
Helps businesses access critical financial resources to grow
locate or start-up in the region
Works with new businesses to locate or start-up in the region
expansion and site selection
Assists with expansion and site selection


employee training and recruitment
Helps with employee training and recruitment
business connections
Provides business connections to government, academic and service providers


Our team works as an extension of your organization to ensure our mutual success. Our proven approach has worked with many companies. Check out our success stories to learn more.

Making Connections

The greater Ann Arbor region supports businesses who want to partner with other like-minded companies to attain mutual success. Whether you are seeking a global business partner for a specific venture or a local supplier for goods or services, we want you to make the connections that will help your company grow.

Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) is the perfect resource to facilitate those connections. PMBC is a free service that brings small to medium-sized Michigan businesses together with local, national and global companies for supply chain sourcing opportunities. The Greater Ann Arbor Region is here to assist you with PMBC and other network building opportunities.

Greater Ann Arbor Region Partners

The Greater Ann Arbor Region is a partnership of six economic development organizations, all working together to bring businesses to the region. We represent six distinctive counties that recognize the mutual benefits that result from the expansion of business and industry in our region. In other words, what is good for one county is good for the region. Our partners collaborate, share information, compare notes and work well together to find solutions that work for businesses. We provide a seamless approach to coordinating projects between and among our organizations. All of this means a better experience for site developers and business owners who choose to work with us.

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Washtenaw County
Jackson County Lenawee County
Livingston County

A Climate of Economic Development

Partnerships naturally extend beyond the Greater Ann Arbor Region to include other organizations that contribute to the climate of economic development in Michigan. Here are just a few of our key partners:

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation partners with businesses and organizations across the state that engage in a variety of activities, including financing, matchmaking, site selection, resources for companies and assisting entrepreneurs. They provide funding for many of our activities in the greater Ann Arbor region.

Planet M represents the collective mobility efforts across the State of Michigan around the technologies and services that enable people and goods to move around.

The American Center for Mobility is a premier research and testing laboratory for automated and connected vehicles that is located at Willow Run in Ypsilanti. It is a joint venture between the State of Michigan, The University of Michigan, Business Leaders for Michigan and Ann Arbor SPARK.

Expand, Relocated or Start a New Business

Want to expand your business network, start a new business or relocate your business? Each of the Greater Ann Arbor Region partners has years of experience connecting businesses of all sizes. We are here to help you.