The Flint & Genesee Economic Development Team has launched a series of workshops to nourish the growth prospects of local companies.

Part One of the series begins May 7 with “Expanding Into New Markets: Resources to Increase Sales” for businesses that are seeking to expand their operations outside of the Flint & Genesee region. This free workshop takes place from 8-9:30 a.m. at the Mott Foundation Building, 519 S. Saginaw St., in Flint.

Participants will gain valuable insight from Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) experts on several topics: bid proposal writing; economic gardening; export assistance; and Pure Michigan Business Connect. Representatives from the I-69 Thumb Region Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) also will be present to discuss the ins-and-outs of government contracting.

Pre-event registration is required and space is limited to 20 participants. Light refreshments provided.

To RVSP for Part I, Expanding Into New Markets: Resources to Increase Sales, click here.

Part Two – the “Talent Resources” – is scheduled for June 11. The workshop will feature the following individual sessions: Earn & Learn; Community Ventures; Available Training Funds; and a Vocational & Technical Training Panel. A case study also will be presented.

Part Three – “Financial Packaging” – will take place July 9. Topics will cover the various financial resources available for growing businesses.

Additional details about Parts Two and Three will be provided in future issues of Inside Business.

For more information, please contact Christie Carpenter at or 810.600.1459.