Build Your Business
Whether you're looking to start, grow or relocate your business in Downtown Grand Rapids there are numerous resources to help make the work easier - and successful. This section aims to help guide you through the various organizations and agencies that can help you build your venture.
Assistance & Networking
- Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses is a vehicle for economic development and empowerment serving metro Grand Rapids.
- Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce provides business education and networking opportunities.
- Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women offers resources for female and minority businesses.
- Grand Rapids Urban League empowers African Americans and other minorities to achieve economic self-reliance.
- Family Business Alliance helps family-owned business succeed with mentoring and networking opportunities.
- People First Economy is a network of locally owned businesses.
- Junior Achievement provides K12 programs on entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness.
- Michigan Small Business Development Center offers assistance through counseling, training, and other resources.
- The Right Place is West Michigan's lead business development and economic development agency.
- Score offers support from active and retired business owners and executives.
- Start Garden offers a spectrum of assets and opportunities.
- West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce provides business education and networking opportunities.
- Downtown Market offers culinary incubation space.