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Revolving Loan Fund
If you would like to apply, please download and print the application package above.

Completed applications can be mailed or dropped off to:
EDC of Gladwin County
Attn: Bob Balzer
110 Buckeye Street
Gladwin, Ml 48624

The purpose of the Economic Development Corporation of Gladwin County Small Business Revolving Loan Fund is to promote economic development within Gladwin County. It does this by making financing available to new and expanding small businesses that is not available from a traditional lending source; and further, by facilitating the development of these small and emerging business enterprises. In addition, the goal of the Economic Development Corporation of Gladwin County Small Business Revolving Loan Fund is to create and retain jobs in Gladwin County. Please feel free to contact Bob Balzer at 989-426-8571 or rbalzer@michworks4u.org for more information and eligibility requirements.

We provide additional assistance to obtain loans for small business to stimulate the region's economy.

Other Services Offered:
  • Industrial Property Tax Abatement (P.A.198)
  • Commercial Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate (P.A. 210)
  • Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Act (OPRA)
  • Personal Property Tax Relief in Distressed Communities (P.A.328)
  • Private Activity Bond Program (former IDRB)
  • Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC)
  • SBA Certified Development Company (504) Loans
  • Small Business Administration Loan Programs
  • Tax Increment Financing Authority (TIFA)
Also, see Brownfield Redevelopment with MEDC

About Us

In early 2005 the Gladwin County Chamber of Commerce began a series of economic meetings. They brought together community leaders and economic development experts to explore a county-wide economic initiative. As a result, in the spring of 2006, the Gladwin County Commissioners created the Economic Development Corporation of Gladwin under Act 338. The EDCGC has a board of 13 community leaders with the mission of growing the economy of Gladwin County. As the lead economic development agency for Gladwin, the EDCGC works in cooperation with several local agencies and organizations on economic programs. It acts as a facilitator for community businesses and industry in securing assistance from local, state, federal, and private sources. It also maintains contact with economic development leaders from outside the county to ensure access to sound advice and best practices for the benefit of Gladwin County.

The focus of the EDCGC is 
(1) to retain the businesses and jobs in the county, 
(2) to work with existing businesses in their expansion plans 
(3) to attract new businesses to locate in the county and 
(4) to assist in new business start-ups.

If you are a person who would like to get involved in this broad-based community effort by serving on one of our committees, please contact us. If you have a business and are looking for assistance in any area, we are interested in talking to you. Please call Bob Balzer, EDC Director, at (989) 426-8571 to set up a meeting.

Courtesy of the Gladwin County Chamber of Commerce
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