On the road in Michigan
GLTAAC team members have been covering a lot of miles as we’ve traveled across Michigan to share information and resources about the TAAF program with our economic development referral partners. In September we presented at the Region 5, 6, 7 (18 counties!) MEDC Toolbox Training in Frankenmuth for business development managers and local and regional economic development professionals. Scott Phillips provided a detailed presentation on the TAAF program to over 90 attendees, provided project examples, and detailed how easy it can be to determine whether a company may qualify for the program. We are very excited about the connections we made and look forward to qualifying companies in this region.
In August the team presented and provided resources to over 25 economic development professionals from the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance in Freeland. We have provided follow up with customized Import Exposure Reports to all 8 counties and are working with prospects in the region.
Earlier in the year we attended the MEDA Spring Economic Development Toolbox in Lansing, presenting the TAAF program to over 100 economic development attendees from across the state. We also met with The Right Place in Grand Rapids presenting directly to the business development team and members of their leadership team. Here is a link to the West Michigan Region Import Exposure Summary.
We would like to partner with your local or regional economic development group to share this funding opportunity with your members and serve as an additional resource in the industry. We would be happy to come to an upcoming meeting to present the TAAF program, create a customized Import Exposure Report for your county, or include our information in your online resource page. Please contact us to discuss your needs.