Business Assistance


Historic Facade Restoration Program

Since 2006 the DDA has offered an improvement program for the revival of historic facades on the buildings of downtown. The focus has been on preserving and restoring the historic architecture of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s seen in downtown Grass Lake. 

The program is being incorporated into the DDA Development Plan. Please contact a DDA Board Member or the Executive Director to see how we can support your business and the historical preservation of our beautiful downtown.



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.

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CP Federal Credit Union

670 E. Michigan Ave.
Grass Lake, MI. 49240

Comerica Bank

115 E. Michigan
Grass Lake, MI 49240

Farmers State Bank

12005 E. Michigan Ave.
Grass Lake, MI 49240

Other Business Assistance Organizations

There are a host of organizations out there who’s sole purpose is to assist you in enhancing your business potential and expand that potential to even global parameters. 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

The Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC)

The Michigan Small Business Development Center enhances Michigan’s economic well-being by providing counseling, training, research and advocacy for new ventures, existing small businesses and innovative technology companies. With offices statewide, the MI-SBDC positively impacts the economy by strengthening existing companies, creating new jobs, retaining existing jobs, and assisting companies in defining their path to success.

Michigan Small Business Development Center
Greater Washtenaw Region - Jackson, Lenawee & Hillsdale
141 S. Jackson St.
Jackson, MI  49201

The Small Business Administration

The Small Business Administration directs and handles many Federal Government programs including SB 504 & 7 A loans for small businesses to assist in the purchase of property, inventory and equipment. The loans are backed by government guarantees to local area lenders to fill the gap between a conventional loan, and your own equity in the business. A good source for assistance in gaining operational capital for your business, contact the Small Business Administration to see how they may be a major help to advancing your business.

Small Business Administration
Michigan District
477 Michigan Avenue
Suite 515, McNamara Bldg.
Detroit, MI 48226