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Here's What We Do

We help businesses start and relocate to Jackson County

We help existing businesses thrive

We are the go-to source for Jackson County economic data

We bring to light the benefits of living in Jackson County

We work hard to meet Jackson employers' workforce needs

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Here's what people say about us

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- Daniel J. Phelan, Ph.D., President
Jackson College

“The Enterprise Group represents the first, and best line of defense in economic development for Jackson County.  It’s future-focused Board of Directors is comprised of a solid cross-section of the community and is committed to the collaborative advancement of region.”

-Larry Schultz,
Chairman, Great Lakes Industry, Inc.

“The Enterprise Group has become a vital part of our Jackson Community. They actively and professionally assist and promote the interests of our economy and business. And what’s good for business is generally good for Jackson – jobs, investment, a solid tax base, charity and community service. Kudos to the EG for all the good work!”

-Ronnie Johncox,
President, Technique, Inc.

“The Enterprise Group, Blackman Charter Township, and JAMA have all played key roles in keeping Technique in Jackson. We needed to expand and our local options were not looking good. The Enterprise Group brought Blackman Charter Township and Technique together, which helped us justify the creation a new and exceptional manufacturing facility with room to grow. JAMA has been a tremendous resource for our workforce development and their tireless efforts continue to serve the many needs of the manufacturing community.”

- Dan Ross, President
TransPharm Preclinical Solutions  

“The Enterprise Group was instrumental in the start-up phase of my project here at TransPharm.  The entire group embraced this project and facilitated numerous meetings with the people I needed to speak with at the local and state level.  I can say with confidence that we may not have been able to get off the ground without their help.  We have been in business since 2008 and the EG is still intimately involved, showing they are here to support not only new businesses, but those second stage companies as well.”      

- Benjamin Braitsch, President and CEO
Airmaster Fan Company

“From finding a new location to making sure we were finally connected to High-Speed internet, The EG was a top-notch economic development team connecting all the dots for us. Without The EG’s support, we would not have been able to push this project as much as we did. Their efforts helped us look forward to completing our move on time without any extra expenses.”

- Kevin Oxley, Superintendent
Jackson County Intermediate School District

“The business community and the education community are co-dependent on each other.  We have an obligation to work together to create a strong and vital place to live and work.”

“To get the point of sticking a shovel in the ground it takes input from many valued partners. Certainly one of our key partners in this project is The Enterprise Group and PTAC. The guidance and support that they have provided to me and to our company has been very valuable. We are fortunate to have this organization in Jackson County supporting business efforts at all levels”

- William Dobbins, President
Caster Concepts

“The Enterprise Group of Jackson has been a tremendous asset to Lomar Machine and Tool Co. As a strong advocate for manufacturing in Michigan, The Enterprise Group ensures we are aware of state and federal governmental decisions, programs and opportunities affecting our business. We depend on the strong relationships they have cultivated in public policy to voice our concerns as well as to offer advice and alternatives as we make critical business decisions. The EG has had a profound impact on our training and employee recruitment efforts through their partnership with the Jackson Area Manufacturers Association. The opportunity for skilled trades training and education has allowed Lomar a competitive advantage in the field and a compelling goal for younger employees to work towards while acquiring the necessary technical skills to take on greater opportunities within the company.”

- Ronald Geisman, President
Lomar Machine and Tool Company

- Miles E. (Mike) Jones, Co-Chairman
Dawn Food Products, Inc.

“Since 1920, Jackson Michigan has been the national and international headquarters of Dawn Food Products. We are pleased and proud to be a part of the greater Jackson community and proud to be long-term Investor of The Enterprise Group of Jackson.”

- Dennis DeCosta, President
Commonwealth Associates

““Commonwealth’s roots in Jackson date back to an innovative street lighting company started by the famed local Foote brothers in the 1880s, so it is only fitting that we should continue both their innovative work and our commitment to this community as we expand to meet our workforce growth. With the outstanding on-going work of the City, the Anchor Initiative, and The Enterprise Group to revitalize Downtown Jackson, the time is right.”

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The Enterprise Group of Jackson, Inc. (EG) was established in 1997 to lead business recruitment and retention in Jackson County. The EG is a private/public partnership organized to promote and coordinate economic development initiatives and create wealth within Jackson County.

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Imagine Jackson 2020 Progress for 2016

  • 652 new jobs committed
  • 782 indirect jobs created as a result
  • 413 retained or saved jobs
  • $88,877,439 Total new investment to Jackson County
  • 2016 YTD through December 31, 2016

2016 Year In Review Scorecard

Note From the CEO : : : :

Marketing and communication efforts have always been at the forefront for The EG Board and Staff, making outreach efforts to the community a priority. None of our accomplishments could have been realized without the hard work and support from our partners, and more importantly our EG Investors. We are proud to showcase an organized, user-friendly EG web site for your economic development needs. Watch for some new information in 2017!

- Tim Rogers