Small Business Support - Michigan Central

Small Business Support

Michigan Central is committed to investing in neighboring small businesses. We have committed over $500,000 to partner agencies that support the growth and acceleration of small businesses within our footprint through education training, business development mentorship, and financial assistance.

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Partnerships & Offerings

Build Institute: Capital Education

Michigan Central partnered with Build Institute to provide capital education classes and a 10-week externship program.

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Questions? Contact Marisa Laurenstein at

ProsperUs: Access to Capital and 1 on 1 Business Coaching

Michigan Central partnered with ProsperUs Detroit to provide business with one-on-one business coaching and mentorship alongside a 0% interest loan/interest rate buydown pilot program paired with financial readiness technical assistance.

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Invest Detroit and Design Core Detroit: Marketing Grants

Michigan Central partnered with the Business Network Support Office NEI and Design Core Detroit to establish a Marketing Assistance Fund to alleviate the cost burdens associated with customized digital business needs.

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Questions? Contact Frances Bernardo at

Michigan Central is proud to serve on the board of Corktown Business Association and Southwest Detroit Business Association