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.
Michigan Works! Southeast
Michigan Works! Southeast seeks to understand and advocate for the needs of the Southeast Michigan region. Connecting individuals and organizations with helpful resources: creating hope for a better future.
Lean Rocket Lab
A manufacturing-technology focused business incubator, accelerator & co-working space
In partnership with local businesses and educators, JA of the Michigan Edge, brings the real world to Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale county students, opening their minds to their potential and preparing them for the world of work.
Jackson Area Manufacturers Association champions activities and creates an environment that provides tools and resources to our members, assisting them in continuous improvement and success. Our mission is simple: to help our member companies grow and prosper!
Talent & Workforce
THE ACADEMY FOR MANUFACTURING CAREERS (AMC)For those more apt to develop skilled trades, The AMC is a certified Registered Apprenticeship Program by the U.S. Department of Labor. The AMC is sponsored by and delivered through the Jackson Area Manufacturers Association (JAMA) in partnership with Michigan Works! Southeast (MWSE). Learn More
PROJECT LEAD THE WAYProject Lead the Way is a national high school-based program that makes math and science relevant to students. A middle school version of the program is called Gateway to Technology. By engaging in hands-on, real-world projects, students understand how the skills they learn in the classroom can be applied in everyday life. Learn More
2021 Virtual Manufacturing Day
12 Public School Districts
3 Charter Schools
7 Private & Parochial Schools
Jackson Arts & Technology
Furthermore, there are 15 additional institutions are within one hour of Jackson County, including the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Western Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University, Albion College and Cooley Law School.