Economic Development is the process by which local people build organizations and partnerships that interconnect to provide growth in the business community, education, health, housing, and the environment.

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For a list of upcoming classes, please  "Click on this link".

Fundamentals of Starting a Business

Fundamentals of Starting a Business will cover the basics of starting a business that future entrepreneurs need to know! An experienced counselor will be there to answer any questions you may have, and is available for contact and appointments after the session.

There is no charge for this class.

Evening Session 6 pm - 8:30 pm


Fundamentals of a Business Plan

Fundamentals of a Business Plan explains the purpose and importance of writing a business plan. We will define effective business planning and detail the major components of the plan. The class will also introduce the process involved in gathering the information you need, identify additional resources, and determine your next steps.

There is no charge for this class.

To contact a counselor go to and click on Counseling Application.

Evening Session 6 pm - 8:30 pm

Class Schedule

Date  Title  Registration Opens  Click to Register 
8/30/2019 12:00 PM  Legal Issues Lunch and Learn  7/30/2019  Register 
9/12/2019 8:30 AM  Starting Your Own Business and How to write A Business Plan   8/12/2019  Register 

Downriver Community Conference
15100 Northline Road
Southgate, MI 48195

Room 110

You may also call 734-362-3442 to register by phone. Registration is available on class days, but to ensure space is available please try to register ahead of time by one of the above methods. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.