Talent & Workforce

Economic Development Division

The Enterprise Group’s (EG’s) Economic Development Division combines the services of Local Development Finance Authorities, Downtown Development Authorities, the Jackson County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and the Jackson County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (JCBRA). They structure deals, which may include tax breaks, major plant/equipment renovations, construction, and environmental assessments, and also provide site selection assistance.

APEX Accelerator of South Central Michigan

APEX Accelerator, formerly known as The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) of South Central Michigan,, is a not-for-profit organization funded by the Department of Defense (DOD), the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), and other local funding partners. APEX supports national security by ensuring a broad base of capable suppliers for the defense industry and other agencies. APEX offers a variety of services for Jackson County businesses such as obtaining the ability to bid on federal contracts, market research, one-on-one business counseling, training seminars, networking events, conferences, and internet business opportunities. 

Community Ventures Corporations

The Enterprise Group Community Ventures Corporation (EG CVC) was originally established in 1983 as the Jackson Alliance for Business Development, a 501c(3) non-profit corporation designed to promote business development and education in Jackson County. The EG was founded in 1997 as the economic development entity for Jackson County and is as a 501c(6) non-profit corporation with a mission to build and sustain a vibrant economy, thereby improving the communities quality of life. After formation of the EG, the Jackson Alliance for Business Development was renamed the EG CVC. The goals of the EG CVC continue to expand as the community grows.

The objective and purpose of the EG’s Community Ventures Corporation is to:

  • Educate the business community via an aggressive marketing campaign;
  • Encourage economic, industrial and cultural development to create employment;
  • Promote sustainable reuse and redevelopment of abandoned, contaminated or obsolete industrial properties;
  • Promote business retention and expansion;
  • Provide support to municipal units to achieve EG CVCs objectives and purposes;
  • Promote art and cultural development within the community.