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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 March 1, 2006–February 28, 2007
  • Location Ann Arbor, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Michigan

About this grant

Micro-enterprise development can provide employment for citizens and opportunities to increase their incomes.In order to effectively integrate micro-enterprise development into the state of Michigan’s economic development strategy, this grant will enable the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (CSW) – in collaboration with the Aspen Institute – to conduct an environmental assessment of micro-enterprise development services currently available in Michigan; assess demand and/or market for business development and financing services to serve emerging and existing small business entrepreneurs; analyze how Michigan’s micro-enterprise development field can strengthen its role in supporting the goals of the state of Michigan’s broader economic development and entrepreneurship strategies; and create a report outlining the gaps and barriers that need to be addressed to create a more conducive environment for micro-enterprise development in Michigan. CSW – based in Ann Arbor, Michigan – was established in 1991 as a workforce development policy and change management organization. Its mission is to help communities thrive in a knowledge and skill-driven economy.