DMAP has connections with various state, federal, and industry organizations.

DMAP has prepared a comprehensive list of these useful industry organization resources, beginning with immediate access to allied programs housed under the umbrella.

Other Relevant Programs

GLTAAC: Great Lakes Trade Adjustment Assistance Center

Website: www.gltaac.org

GLTAAC provides management consulting and support for trade-impacted manufacturers in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana. Qualified firms show a sales decline and an employment decline of 5% each over the past year. Once qualified, firms are eligible for $75,000 of assistance for a variety of projects: market diversification, quality certification, new product development, market planning, and sales development. Funds cannot be used for the purchase of capital equipment.

SCIP/TCA: Small Companies Innovation Program/ Technology Commercialization Assistance

Websiteeconomicgrowth.umich.edu/scip

SCIP/TCA connects Michigan firms to innovative research and technologies generated in universities across the state. SCIP/TCA identifies the capabilities of existing firms and matches them with university technologies.

FCP: First Customer Program

Websiteeconomicgrowth.umich.edu/fcp

FCP works with Michigan start-ups and tech companies, or companies with early stage product concepts entering new markets. FCP helps these companies assess potential market size and find their first customers through marketing consulting efforts. FCP also provides competition analyses and financial analysis. Qualified firms are eligible for $25,000 of matching funds.

NEXCAP: National Excess Manufacturing Capacity Catalog

Website: www.edastayusa.org

NEXCAP connects property owners and firms with underutilized manufacturing facilities with firms seeking a site to grow. The NEXCAP database provides a comprehensive inventory of closed plants, and a detailed profile of those facilities. This catalog is searchable with a detailed profile of facility, and population demographics, and local transportation routes.

State and Federal Programs

SBA: Small Business Administration

Website: www.sba.gov

The SBA is an agency that provides loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other assistance to small businesses.

MEDC: Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Website: www.michiganbusiness.org/#home-intro

MEDC provides capital for start-ups and established business to grow in the state of Michigan. Capital assistance comprises grants, loans, and equity funding. Examples include: Matching funds for Phase I & II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) grants, and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants.

MEP: Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Website: www.nist.gov/mep/about/index.cfm

MEP is a nationwide network providing services from innovation strategies to process improvements to workforce development, with a focus on helping manufacturers develop new customers, expand into new markets and create new products. MEP operates under the auspices of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Michigan’s MEP affiliate is the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC).

MMTC: Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

Website: www.the-center.org

The MMTC provides assistance to small- and medium-sized manufacturers to give resources and accesses to best practices. The Center also offers performance benchmarking to compare a business to its peers and to make recommendations for improvement.

PTAC: Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Websitewww.ptacsofmichigan.org

PTACs provides one-on-one consulting for firms seeking government contracts. Services include: application assistance, marketing strategies, bid assistance and preparation, and subcontracting assistance. PTAC can also help a firm find bids, and prepare and submit proposals.

MBDA: Minority Business Development Agency

Website: www.mbda.gov

With the goal of promoting the growth and competitiveness of businesses owned and operated by members of minority communities, the MBDA primarily provides counseling and training to minority entrepreneurs, including start-up, management, and expansion.

For industry and support resources in Indiana and Ohio, please reach out to:

Kathryn Kelley

Program Director, Ohio Manufacturing Institute

Ohio State University

139A Fontana Lans, 116 W. 19th, Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: 614-688-4118 | Email: kelley.81@osu.edu

Lionel “Bo” Beaulieu

Director, Purdue Center for Regional Development,

Assistant Director, Extension Community Development Program

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Phone: 765-494-7273 | Email: ljb@purdue.edu