SmartZones℠ provide distinct geographical locations where technology-based firms, entrepreneurs and researchers locate in close proximity to all of the community assets that assist in their endeavors. SmartZone technology clusters promote resource collaborations between universities, industry, research organizations, government and other community institutions, growing technology-based businesses and jobs. New and emerging businesses in SmartZone technology clusters are primarily focused on commercializing ideas, patents and other opportunities surrounding corporate, university or private research institute R&D efforts.
As the Mt. Pleasant SmartZone is home to CMURC, the SmartZones are also home to incubation facilities providing a launching space for companies to grow into their own development in the technology park that is on University land.
The Mt. Pleasant SmartZone is governed by a Local Development Financing Authority.
To learn more about how Michigan SmartZones can help your business grow, contact us.
Mount Pleasant SmartZone℠
Your Partner In Growth
Whether you need to start and grow a business or grow a startup business, CMURC is the perfect partner for the job. CMURC is a non-profit organization.
From business plan development and startup financing to technology commercialization and office space, this is the platform for your business launch.
SmartZone℠ – Smart Choice
Michigan SmartZones℠ are distinct locations where technology experts, entrepreneurs, researchers and others come together in a geographic area within a community. The intent? Drive growth — in business, the economy, jobs and more while commercializing on innovative opportunities that come from universities, private or institutional research, corporations or individuals.
SmartZone℠ – Brochure
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