Keeping Emmet County businesses strong in 2018-2019

MSU Extension providing education, technical assistance and support to food and agricultural professionals through the MSU Product Center.

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Mary Reilly, MSU Extension Educator from Manistee County, speaks to a full house at North Central Michigan College at the Cultivating Local Farm Economies Workshop and discussion.

Providing customized assistance for entrepreneurs in the Ag/Food/Bio based business sectors is a key component of  services available to clients of MSU’s Product Center. During the past year, the MSU Product Center staff that is housed at Emmet MSUE counseled with 15 different Emmet County farm and food  businesses, during 65 individual counseling sessions that totaled over 102 hours of contact.

Across the 10 county Northwest Michigan region, this type of assistance helped businesses generate the following regional economic impacts: 

  • 18 Jobs Created
  • 13 Jobs Retained
  • 9 Business Start-ups
  • $979,750 Total Sales Increase
  • $734,000+ Owner Investment
  • $850,000+ Total Capital Invested

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