Local Business Resources in Jackson County
These organizations can provide your business with practical information and helpful insight on any aspect of owning, operating or managing a business.
The Enterprise Group of Jackson, MI
The Enterprise Group is Jackson’s one-stop-shop for economic growth and development. Be sure to watch the community promotional video on their home page.
South Central Michigan Regional Entrepreneurial Collaborative
A one-stop-shop for sharing resources, best practices and support for local business through regional collaboration.
South Central Michigan Works!
SCMW! helps employers recruit potential employees from a steady stream of competent and skilled workers.
Jackson Community College, Department of Corporate and Continuing Education
Corporate & Continuing Education brings business, education and training together by collaborating with economic and workforce development partners to better serve employers in the South Central Michigan region.
The College and Career Access Center (CCAC) was founded in 2008 and has evolved with its primary purpose: to assist Jackson County residents to productive careers through the pursuit of appropriate post-secondary education. Here at the CCAC, we value all post-secondary education equally. Whether entering into a traditional two to four year institution, a skilled trade center, the military, or an apprenticeship program, we are here to assist you in getting there.
Spring Arbor University, Gainey School of Business
Spring Arbor Business students, through classes and internships provide resources (especially marketing and financial) for local, state or national business people interested in starting a new business, profit or nonprofit, or for enhancing their current organization. Students are provided cutting-edge training through opportunities to study with a wide range of professionals and experts, both in a classroom as well as in real-world settings.
Jackson District Library (JDL) offers a wealth of online business resources. From JDL’s Home Page click Research (located on the bottom, right-hand side). Next, look for What do you want to learn today? (located on the left-hand side). Popular research areas are listed alphabetically underneath. Click Business Resources, which includes links to several databases, such as:
BusinessDecision: Research consumer market data, demographic data, and market segmentation data associated with geographies such as addresses, zip codes, cities, and more.
DemographicsNow: Business & People: Produce comprehensive business and residential lists, as well as detailed demographic reports. Users can even utilize a unique mapping tool that ‘visualizes’ trends.
Learning Express Library: Take practice tests and tutorial courses for succeeding on academic or licensing tests.
Morningstar Investment Research Center: Access for free this investment research source, now only available in digital format.
Michigan eLibrary (MEL) Business Gateway: Review business-related resources provided by the Michigan eLibrary.
Reference USA: Access over 24 million businesses and 262 million consumers with the ability to search by name, geography, business size, type and more.
Jackson Inventors Network
The Jackson Inventors Network (JIN) is a regional nonprofit suppport group where inventors, marketers and creative people can find a platform to learn and network. JIN is a resource center with ideas, books, web site suggestions and other information to assist people with their creative endeavors. The group has many members that are inventors, some with patented products and some without. As well as many professional members, marketers, business owners, consultants and others with individual skills to help take an idea to the marketplace.
Jackson Area Manufacturers Association
JAMA is a nonprofit organization of manufacturers that provides methods of training and networking for Jackson area companies. Check out the many resources for manufactures under the 'Resources' tab on their website.
Small Business & Technology Development Center
The SBTDC has regional offices statewide that provides services and support to the Michigan small business community in the areas of counseling, training and research.
South Central Human Resource Management Association
SCHRMA provides a forum for education and networking among area human resources professionals, to advance the HR profession and to help their members grow professionally.
NPN provides technical assistnce and expertise to board members and management teams. Nonprofit Network acts as a community collaborator and point of coordination for gathering and disseminating information pertinent to nonprofits.
United Way of Jackson County
Community Solutions and Initiatives
Arts and Cultural Alliance of Jackson County
The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Jackson County (ACAJC) is a nonprofit organization. Our mission is to advocate for arts and culture in Jackson. In today's economy, the community that provides a high quality of life with a variety of arts and cultural events, facilities, parks and other recreation, is more likely to be successful because it will draw the innovative and tech-savy professionals who want to enjoy those amenities and raise their families in a culture rich environment. This is Jackson!
Jackson County Intermediate School District
Your one-stop-shop for all Jackson County public and charter school information. The JCISD is a leader and a facilitator in professional and curriculum development, school improvement teams, meeting state requirements and as a liaison for the Michigan Department of Education. The Jackson County ISD is among 57 local ISDs created by the state to assist local school districts in the delivery of education to their communities based on the needs of local districts.