Michigan Cooperative Development Program 
Project end date: December 31, 2013
The Michigan Cooperative Development Program provides comprehensive cooperative business development services in Michigan, and operates within the Michigan State University Product Center Food-Ag-Bio. It provides business development expertise, direct development assistance, and educational services to individuals and groups in rural areas desiring to organize cooperative businesses or seeking to expand existing cooperatives. These services improve economic conditions in rural areas through the startup, expansion, or operational improvement of rural businesses, especially those cooperatively owned.