Jennifer Deamud, communications and marketing manager for the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center located at GVSU, says this collection of resources has been available in the past, but the portal provides the community with one convenient website to navigate and access the specific assistance they need.
"Another purpose is for use internally," she
says, noting that employees of these organizations now have a convenient way of looking up information and refering callers to an appropriate agency or resource.
Among the organizations are the Annis Water Resources Institute
, Career Services
, Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
, Family Business Alliance
, Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center
(MAREC), Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center
, Sustainable Community Development Initiative and the Van Andel Global Trade Center
Other links cover such topics as seminars, product launches, networking opportunities, patents/licensing, export assistance and many more.
Source: Jennifer Deamud, communications and marketing manager for the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center at GVSU