We are creating an interactive website/portal designed to facilitate collaboration among various stakeholders. The website portal and virtual assistance, information, and online training will be able to be accessed by anyone from any region, as can the data in the asset mapping platform. UM-Flint students will help to build the website that could be built out to include specific data for different regions of the state as determined by the Advisory Board. 

The website/portal will serve the following purposes:

  • Disseminate UM-Flint EDA University Center research information
  • Facilitate access to regional economic data (for existing businesses, entrepreneurs, researchers, developers, and site selectors)
  • Offer entrepreneurs and existing businesses virtual access to UM-Flint EDA University Center Resources
  • Identify current service providers, their locations, services, and links to their websites on an interactive map