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Developing a State Micro-Enterprise Delivery System

Corporation for a Skilled Workforce

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $75,000
  • Grant Period June 1, 2007–July 31, 2008
  • Location Ann Arbor, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Michigan

About this grant

This grant will allow Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, in collaboration with the Aspen Institute, to launch a capacity-building and policy initiative to support Michigan organizations serving microentrepreneurs. With a declining manufacturing base, loss of population, and limited government resources, microenterprise development can provide employment for citizens and opportunities to increase their incomes. However, there is a clear need for capacity building among Michigan’s microenterprise programs as well as policy efforts aimed at connecting microenterprise development to the state of Michigan’s entrepreneurship agenda.