10 Year Anniversary
Randy Thelen, President Lakeshore Advantage, addresses the community at Michigan West Coast Chamber Breakfast. See the presentation Here. Learn More »
Grow Your West Michigan Business
We provide custom solutions to support the growth of existing companies and to bring new businesses to the Lakeshore.
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Start Your Business in West Michigan
We provide financial, operational and developmental resources to build the success of new ventures on the Lakeshore. Learn More »
Locate Your Business in West Michigan
We offer advanced intellectual resources that create a competitive advantage for Lakeshore businesses. Learn More »
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Explore Our Business Groups
Sometimes you need a little help to grow. Sometimes you need reasons to stay where you are. Our Business Services group serves West Michigan companies with information built not only on painstaking research, but on decades of collective experience working with businesses across the Lakeshore and the world. We have relationships with area companies and can help you form strategic connections at the business-to-business level in our community. We guide companies in obtaining the incentives and financing programs that help you grow and give you reasons to stay along the Lakeshore.
West Michigan’s entrepreneurial roots run deep. To help new and emerging businesses gain traction, Lakeshore Advantage’s New Venture Group team operates two separate business incubators: our TechVenture Incubator, focused on fostering the growth of tech-based startups, and our BioVenture Incubator, which serves green chemistry-based businesses with world-class facilities. These incubators help early stage companies lay the groundwork for a successful, high-growth future with financial, operational, and developmental resources.
Innovation drives business success. Our Innovation group aims to foster creativity by supporting and delivering high value programming that has the power to transform the way people do business.