Blackman Charter Township Local Development Finance Authority
Jackson Technology Park SmartZone (SM)
Certified Business Park
Parcels adjacent to Technique, Inc., Chemetall, TAC Manufacturing, JSP International (formerly known as Maverick Industries and Kaneka Texas Corporation) and JSP Sheet Foam, LLC. on County Farm Road. Great location and great neighbors!
The Blackman Local Development Finance Authority (BLDFA) owns the 80 acre parcel south on County Farm Road. Services are at County Farm Road. The Township along with the BLDFA will work with companies for most types of development with new job creation and private investment. A majority of the property is within the SmartZone boundary. BLDFA Tax Increment Financing (TIF) captures taxes generated from new capital investment within the district, with the exception of 50 percent of school and debt millage. The TIF can be used for project-related public infrastructure improvements (i.e. road, water, sewer, site development); and to operate the Baker College Business Technology Center Incubator.
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EG BUSINESS ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
The Enterprise Group of Jackson (EG) Business Accelerator Program is an expedited business resource for Smart Zone tenants as well as other eligible businesses and is designed to expedite grant funding and other incentives.
The purpose of this venture capital program is to drive forward the new economy of Michigan, providing a path to funding and partnerships for the commercialization of new regionally-developed opportunities. Companies must be based in Michigan. The Fund will focus on seed and early stage venture capital investments in life science and technology companies.
INVEST MICHIGAN PROGRAMS
The InvestMichigan! Program is a series of Funds focused on generating strong returns for investors and growing the next generation of Michigan companies. In order to support companies at different stages of development, the Program offers three distinct investment vehicles.
OTHER BUSINESS ACCELERATOR PROGRAM LINKS:
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THE JACKSON TECHNOLOGY PARK IS A DESIGNATED CERTIFIED BUSINESS PARK (CBP) THROUGH THE MICHIGAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPERS ASSOCIATION
Current documentation required by P.A. 57 is posted on this partner page, documentation since the Act’s inception of January 1, 2019 is available at the municipality, open to the public at 1990 Parnall Road, Jackson, MI 4901.
The BLDFA Board meets the third Wednesday of every other month at 6:00 p.m. in the Blackman Charter Township Meeting Hall. The next BLDFA Board Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. If you need to reach BLDFA Staff – please call Debbie Kelly or Andrea Clary at 517-788-4455.
Please note that if you are looking for a specific BLDFA document, those are housed at Blackman Charter Township for public viewing at 1990 W. Parnall Road, Jackson, MI 49201 or by calling 517-788-4345.