The following links provide useful information for business owners, entrepreanuers, investors, downtown employees, and residents alike. From starting a business in Michigan to living in Portland, we have you covered.
This link is to a comprehensive guide on starting a small business in Michigan. Subject matter includes everything from writing a business plan to understanding business taxes in Michigan.
The MEDC website is a useful site for both the prospective small business owner and to business owners with years of experience.
Located at Grand Valley State University -- with an office at Lansing Community College -- the MiSBTDC is an excellent starting point for information on starting a small business.
This is the website for the United States Small Business Administration. Another fantastic starting point for information on starting a small business.
The Western Michigan Better Business Bureau works with both businesses and customers to help insure a trustworthy marketplace.
Are you from outside of Michigan and looking to come enjoy our great state? The "Pure Michigan" website is a great starting point for your journey!
The "Pure Michigan Living" website is dedicated to covering the quality of life stories in Michigan communities.
The official website for the State of Michigan.
The Michigan State Housing Development Authority, provides financial and technical assistance through public and private partnerships to create and preserve safe and decent affordable housing.
For anyone who would like to know more about the growing Main Street movement in Michigan.
For anyone who would like to know more about the growing Main Street movement in the United States.
The "City of Two Rivers" website. Complete list of city offices, officials, services, etc.
The website for the Portland DDA.
The Portland District Library is home to the local "Biz Resource Center" that provides small business owners with advice, guidelines, and other answers to all types of small business questions.
Portland is proud to have one of the best school districts in the State of Michigan. Portland Public Schools is known for their excellence in education.
The Portland Community Arts Council works to promote the awareness of the arts as central to the quality of life and success of the Portland Community.
The Portland Area Chamber of Commerce works with businesses throughout the Portland area on business promotions and marketing.
The Portland Review and Observer is the weekly newspaper dedicated to the news and events taking place in Portland.
The Ionia Sentinel Standard is a daily newspaper covering news and events taking place in the Ionia County area.
A community action agency to assist local residents.
The Portland Main Street program exists at the intersection of historic preservation and economic development. Our goal is to revitalize the downtown while protecting and enhancing the unique historic buildings. Our volunteers work to protect the sense of place and history that downtown Portland holds and build on that.
Portland Main Street/DDA Meetings:
Design Committee: 2nd Thursday
Organization Committee: 3rd Wednesday
Promotions Committee: 4th Tuesday
Economic Revitalization: 3rd Monday
DDA Board: 3rd Thursday
Stop in and find out what we're all about!
We welcome new members and visitors to all of our meetings. Call 517-647-5027 for more information.