Start-up Help
Financing & Incentives
Workforce Development
Economic Development Partners
Start-up Help
Whether you are an entrepreneur with a new idea or a major company looking to expand, the Delta County EDA offers assistance, no matter what size or stage your business is in. We provide coaching, advice, and referrals to our network of economic partners. 

Contact Vicki Schwab at (906) 748-0079 or at to schedule a one on one session.

The Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) enhances Michigan’s economic well-being by providing counseling, training, research and advocacy for new ventures, existing small businesses and innovative technology companies. With offices statewide, the MI-SBDC positively impacts the economy by strengthening existing companies, creating new jobs, retaining existing jobs, and assisting companies in defining their path to success.

The Michigan Small Business Development Center Region-1 is located in Escanaba MI, and it is hosted by Michigan Works! The Job Force Board and serves the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Upper Peninsula entrepreneurs and small business owners may access the services by contacting Lance Wolfe (906) 399-2647 or email 

State of Michigan Business Assistance
Michigan is committed to your business success. From operating guidance to capital funding to technology assistance these resources can help your business start-up become more than just an idea waiting to happen.

Michigan License or Permit
To find out if your new venture could require a state license or permit, use the data search feature.

Michigan Business One Stop
The place to start to register a new business and manage and update registration and business information.

Download a Business Startup Guide.