Skip to main content
Labor and Economic Opportunity


MI Small Business

MI Small Business Summer
  • Michigan's small businesses have shown resiliency throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and are the backbone of our communities. Governor Whitmer is committed to getting small businesses the support they need as we build our economy back better.

Support for Small Business

Getting Michiganders Back to Work

  • people talking in factory

Providing Unemployment Resources

Connecting Talent

Addressing Child Care Needs

Keeping Small Businesses Safe

Economic Jumpstart Plan

  • With additional state revenues expected and billions of dollars in incoming federal funding, Michigan is in a strong position to make investments that can transform the landscape for small businesses.
    Governor Whitmer has proposed putting $300M into the Michigan Mainstreet Initiative.

Promising economic results

  • The State of Michigan is already seeing promising results from the economic policies and COVID-19 mitigation measures that have helped small businesses and working people recover from the pandemic:


    An independent analysis from the financial publication, credible, states that our economic recovery is the
    2nd strongest nationwide.

    1pt lower

    Michigan's unemployment rate
    is nearly one point lower than
    the national average as more
    Michiganders get back to work.

    $6.5B increase

    New projections show the state's revenue outlook increasing by nearly $6.5B -- from a $3B deficit to a $3.5B surplus.

    grew 7.6% 

    Michigan's economy grew 7.6%
    in the first quarter of 2021, the
    best in the Midwest, higher than the national average, and among the top 10 states nationwide.