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Oakland County's technology cluster members, with regional highlights, career information and other networking opportunities. 248-457-3200248-457-3200
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Oakland County Business
Oakland County Business Center focuses on assisting small businesses.
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(517)-373-1820 | (517)-373-1820
MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT of TREASURY
Treasury exists to provide quality financial, tax and administrative services. (517)-373-3200 | (517)-373-3200
MICHIGAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
The State of Michigan's one-stop resource for businesses seeking to grow in Michigan. Services include site location assistance, job training grants, help with permits and tax abatements. (517)-373-9808 | (517)-373-9808
MICHIGAN SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTERS
A statewide network of offices that services the needs of Michigan's small businesses. (800)-362-5461 | (800)-362-5461 FREE
SEMCOG (Southeast Michigan council of Governments) is a regional planning partnership, accountable to member local governments in Southeast Michigan. (313)-961-4266 | (313)-961-4266
MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (MDEQ)
Drives improvements in environmental quality for the protection of public health and natural resources to benefit current and future generations (800)-292-4706 | (800)-292-4706 FREE
MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT of NATURAL RESOURCES (DNR)
Responsible for the stewardship of Michigan's natural resources and for the provision of outdoor recreational opportunities (517)-373-2329 | (517)-373-2329
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION OAKLAND COUNTY
County based staff members, in concert with on-campus faculty members, focus on agriculture and natural resources; children, youth and families; and community and economic development issues. (248)-858-0880 | (248)-858-0880
Provides counseling, training and research to assist small business to launch, grow, transition and innovate.
STARTING A BUSINESS
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Help for small businesses, home businesses, careers and self-employment. (631)-467-8883 | (631)-467-8883
NATIONAL MAIN STREET CENTER
The National Main Street Center works wtih communities across the nation to revitalize their historic or traditional commercial areas. (202)-588-6219 | (202)-588-6219
WOMEN'S BUSINESS ENTERPRISE NATIONAL COUNCIL
For women-owned businesses. (202)-872-5515 | (202)-872-5515
US CENSUS BUREAU
Data compiled from the census relating to population and demographics. (313)-259-0056 | (313)-259-0056
US SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SBA)
Provides assistance to small businesses through workshops, contracts, financing, counseling and other programs nationwide. (800)-827-5722 | (800)-827-5722 FREE
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US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (D0E)
Governmental department whose mission is to advance energy technology and promote related innovation in the United States (800)-342-5363 | (800)-342-5363 FREE
US ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Seeks to protect human health and safeguard the natural environment (air, water, land) for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people. (202)-272-0167 | (202)-272-0167
US ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECHGON AGENCY (EPA) WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
EPA and its partners work together on a watershed basis to protect the nation's water resources (202)-272-0167 | (202)-272-0167
IRS TAX INFORMATION FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS
Learn about the types of taxes small business owners need to pay, the kinds of credits and deductions they can get, the misunderstood health care tax laws, and the potential tax reforms that may happen in the future.