BCEGA is ready to go to work for you or your business to make every step of the way from planning to completion effortless. We pride ourselves on utilizing both local and state tools to assist you and your business as you relocate and grow in the community.

Site Location

The BCEGA will help you find your ideal site, whether it is land for a new building or finding an existing building.

Employee Training

We work with area educators and training providers, like Michigan Works and Michigan Human Resources Development, Inc. (HRDI), the Branch Area Careers Center and Kellogg Community College for their customized training assistance.

Tax Incentives

We will work with your business to tailor an incentive package to meet your specific needs such as Industrial tax abatements, Brownfield incentives, Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), Michigan Economic Growth Authority (MEGA) tax credits, and many other Tax Incentives.

Financial Incentives

Your business may qualify for certain financial incentive packages such as Small Business Administration loan programs through your area lender, the MEDC State Business Loan Fund, Industrial Development Revenue Bonds (IDRB), the Coldwater Loan Fund and many others.
  1. Keith Baker


  2. Paul Jakubczak


  3. Audrey Tappenden

    Economic Development Director