The City welcomes the opportunity to create positive growth and entrepreneurial opportunities for our community and also strives to enhance employment opportunities by not only retaining, but creating jobs while diversifying and enhancing the City’s tax base.
Community Services & Economic Development
Central Michigan University Research Corporation
CMURC is where business comes together. Thrive in professional and diverse co working space at The RC in Mt. Pleasant, Midland, Bay City, and Saginaw. Grow your business through accelerator programs that take you from idea to first sale with unique resources along the way. Find your sense of place in the refreshing community development within the Mt. Pleasant SmartZone District. Make it happen in our inclusive entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Erin Strang, CMURC President and CEO
East Michigan Council of Governments (EMCOG)
EMCOG receives grant funding from the US Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) to assist economically distressed communities in the region. Funds from EDA are utilized to provide technical assistance in grant writing for community infrastructure projects, census and employment data, local and regional initiatives such as Regional Prosperity Initiative that will enhance economic and community development and the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).
Sue Fortune, Executive Director
Home Builders Association of Michigan
Represents and addresses the concerns of the building industry through member services, education and political and community involvement.
Carmelina Crisci, Executive Director
Michigan Small Business Development Center
Enhances economic wellbeing by providing consulting, training and market research for new ventures, existing small businesses and advanced technology companies.
Tony Fox, Regional Director
Middle Michigan Development Corporation
Grow the economy with services designed to retain, expand and attract businesses in Isabella County.
Jim McBryde, President and CEO
Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce
Enhance a diversified business environment that fosters a progressive and economically viable community.
Liz Conway, President and CEO
Telephone: 989-772-2396, extension 104
Mt. Pleasant Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Destination marketing and management for leisure, visitors and meetings
Chris Rowley, Executive Director
Telephone: 989-772-4433, extension 112
Provides loans to small business owners and entrepreneurs that might not qualify for loans from traditional banks for a variety of reasons.#
Vernard Roberson, Commercial Lender