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Central Michigan University Research Corporation

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Whether you’re turning an idea into a business or you want to position your company to grow, you’ve come to the right place. Every business needs the right foundation to be successful. At CMURC we take our services one step above the rest to make that happen.

Our programs are uniquely designed to deliver entrepreneurs with proven lean startup processes while connecting them to a growing community of change makers. When we put high potential entrepreneurs together with startup veterans, magic happens right in the middle of the Pure Michigan, Mount Pleasant SmartZone.

CMURC is a nonprofit business accelerator focused on advancing economic development in the community by leveraging the resources of Central Michigan University, the Mt. Pleasant SmartZone and its local, regional and state-wide partners to accelerate the success of entrepreneurs, growing businesses and jobs.

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.

This spring, CMURC opened a second office location in Uptown Bay City. The new space features coworking and other flexible work spaces, a board room, kitchen and corporate partner VIP room, all overlooking the river. Just like Mount Pleasant, the Bay City location provides tenants with access to programs, advice and service provider connections (including but not limited to graphic designers, lawyers, accountants and engineers) to assist in business development.


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