Community Financial Organizations

Conventional lending sources throughout the area include several area banks, credit unions or other organizations. Listed below are the local area establishments in the Grass Lake community and members of the Grass Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce. Finally, there are some good guidance services available, but for some good basic outlines for starting or establishing a new business, check the link to "Finances On Line" at the bottom of this page.

Farmers State Bank
12005 E. Michigan Ave.
Grass Lake, MI  49240
517-522-8131
www.farmerstatebank.com

American 1 Credit Union
670 E. Michigan Ave.
Grass Lake, MI.  49240
517-522-6191
 www.american1cu.org

Comerica Bank
115 E. Michigan Ave.
Grass Lake, MI  49240
517-522-8452
www.comerica.com/

Other Financing Options
Outlets for financial assistance include the institutions listed above, but as well, those organizations listed below. Many of these organizations can connect you with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and several other state or federal organizations where financial assistance may be available. Listed below is a brief description of some of those organizations along with their contact numbers and website links. Don’t hesitate to contact any of these agencies for assistance in starting, growing and enhancing your business.

The Enterprise Group
The Enterprise Group of Jackson is the organization charged with economic development throughout the county. They can assist you in locating property, retaining employees and their training, advance development of your business, provide additional loan assistance, and many other possible routes to building your business enterprise. Retail, commercial, industrial or entrepreneurial, The Enterprise Group can get you started in the right direction or direct you to the proper agency.

The Enterprise Group
One Jackson Square, Suite 1100
Jackson, MI  49201
517-788-4455
www.enterprisegroup.org/


The Village of Grass Lake Downtown Development Authority

The Village of Grass Lake Downtown Development Authority (DDA), was established by the Village Council in 1990 to coordinate the improvement of downtown infrastructure, streetscapes, facade improvements and promotional activities to advance the maintainenance of the historical buildings downtown as well as the simple promotion of civic activities to bring attention to the historic downtown area. The DDA Board oversees the advancement of the Downtown District and can assist in networking existing and potential business owners to the Grass Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce and several other organizations in the business realm. For assistance with your business in the Downtown District contact the DDA Staff at the address and phone below, or click on their website link to see where the Downtown District may be beneficial to your business.

The Village of Grass Lake Downtown Development Authority
P.O. Box 737, 119 N. Lake Street
Grass Lake, MI  49240
517-522-4550
www.grasslakedowntown.com/

 Finances On Line

A good guide for financial literacy that covers all aspects of business finances can be found on-line by clicking on the "Guide to Small Business Ownership" link below. This guide outlines all of the important things to consider before starting a business, and offers guidance and resources on everything from writing a good business plan to securing funding to open a business, and, how to best operate a business. It's a great source of information for anyone looking for more information about what it takes to start their own business venture.

Guide to Small Business Ownership