EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Eight rural areas in Michigan are participating in a program designed to help promote entrepreneurship.
The Michigan State University Land Policy Institute is leading a three-year program called Creating Entrepreneurial Communities. The aim is to help the areas develop support systems and programs for entrepreneurs.
The program began in September. Teams of community, economic and civic leaders will participate in coaching, training and workshops.
The teams are from Iosco, Alcona, Crawford and Oscoda counties; Imlay City; Sturgis; St. Ignace and Cedarville; the Clinton County townships of Bath, Watertown and DeWitt; Barry County; Delta County; and the Manistee, Benzie and Mason counties.