Business Opportunites

Bid4Michigan
Sign up forwww.bid4michigan.com to find RFP solicitations for Lansing Community College and other public entities across the country! The site is user friendly and provides an easy way for the vendor community to understand current opportunities available. An annual membership is $49.99/year.  The CAMC Board is considering purchasing an account for CAMC, but you may want to purchase your own! 

State Program Offers Free Energy Conservation and Waste Reduction Audits
The Retired Engineer Technical Assistance Program (RETAP) provides free energy conservation and waste reduction audits conducted by teams of retired engineers. Services include thermal imaging, ultrasonic leak detection, and source reduction planning assistance. Requesting a free energy conservation and waste reduction audit is simple and quick, just visit the RETAP website at www.michigan.gov/retap or contact David Herb, RETAP Manager at (517) 284-6863 or herbd@michigan.gov

Connect with MSU 
CAMC Members have received an invitation to join Handshake from MSU Career Services at Michigan State University. Handshake is a powerful, modern platform that enables employers to search for and manage relationships with top talent at universities across the country. By using the registration link below, MSU will help your organization to begin using Handshake for your university recruiting at Michigan State University and other universities. Connect with Michigan State University

Defense Manufacturing Assistance Program
Has your company been impacted by the downturn of defense manufacturing needs?  If so, you might be interested in this program.  The Defense Manufacturing Assistance Program (LINK) was created to serve companies and communities that have been impacted by the defense draw-down through diversification based on commercialization of technology and intellectual property residing in colleges and universities. Who qualifies:

  • Small to Medium-sized Defense Prime contractor
  • 5% reduction in Sales, Production or Employment
  • Loss of major product line
  • Engagement of top management

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact a Company Project Manager: Sneha Gayatri (734-998-6614) or Dan Rubenstein (734-998-0153).
 
Work Opportunity Tax Credit
The federal legislature has extended the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) until August 31, 2018. Employers are encouraged to add this WOTC form to their new hire packets for every new hire. When the person they hire qualifies and the company turns in the paperwork before the deadline, the company gets a tax credit!  WOTC can reduce an employer’s federal income tax liability by as much as $9,600 per employee hired.

To access forms and learn more, visit the USDOL Employment and Training Administration website.  Or, contact Gary Lewis, USDOL at lewis.gary@dol.gov or 312-596-5522.

Hiring Veterans: A Step-by-Step Toolkit for Employers
The U.S. Department of Labor recognizes that employers can sometimes find it difficult to navigate the plethora of veterans hiring resources available to them. This Toolkit was developed to simplify the process and put valuable resources at employers’ fingertips.

$75,000 for Trade-Impacted Manufacturers
Is foreign competition dragging down sales? Are sales down and you're not sure whether imports are the cause? Despite the frustrating trends, there are realistic ways to lower costs, break into new markets and boost sales. Companies in the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAAF) program receive $75,000 matching funds and technical assistance for projects that help them become more competitive. Click here to learn more: www.gltaac.org.