The Northwest Michigan PTAC

The Northwest Michigan PTAC covers the entire U.P. and the 10 counties of northwest Michigan’s L.P. If you are not from our region, go to the PTACs of Michigan website to find your local PTAC.

Business Services

Northwest Michigan Works!:
Pure Michigan Talent Connect for job postings:
Participate in Career Pathways and link to careers at your company:
Labor Market Info:

America’s SBDC Michigan

The Michigan SBDC provides consulting, training and research to assist small business to launch, grow, transition and innovate.

Offender Success

Getting Talent Back to Work Toolkit

Provides resources for businesses interested in hiring formerly incarcerated individuals, including:

  • A professional, self-assessment that informs a tailored report with actionable tools and resources to help initiate change in the workplace.
  • Digital toolkit for business, with step by step tracks such as talent acquisition, onboarding, and others.
  • Getting Talent Back to Work certificate program

Back to Business Report – How Hiring Formerly Incarcerated Job Seekers Benefits Your Company

Lays out how by reducing barriers to employment and implementing fair hiring practices, employers can better provide employment opportunities to formerly incarcerated individuals. Guidance on how to create and sustain fair chance hiring and how to make reentry work for your company.

Michigan Department of Corrections – Employer Resources

Information for employers on how the MDOC prepares prisoners for the workforce including Vocational Village programming and additional resources related to the Federal Bonding Program and Work Opportunity Tax Credit.

Global Trade Alliance/Export

Michigan’s State Trade Expansion Program (MI-STEP)


Michigan’s Regional Export Network (REN) – map and contact information


PMBC Access and Certification Grant Application

PMBC Grant Details

MEDC Industry 4.0 initiative

MI Ag Export – From Michigan to the World

2021 International Marketing Export Events Calendar

Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers

In-person trade mission to South Korea and Japan is planned for September 2021

World Trade Ref™ by World Trade Press