Economic Development

The Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Target Alpena Economic Development Corporation has over 25 years of experience assisting companies with numerous business development initiatives including business start-ups, business expansion, and business relocation services. We also have the ability to provide services such as supply chain mapping and business cluster development. We own our own industrial park, manage both USDA and EDA small business loan programs, and work closely with all regional governmental units as well as our workforce training partners to guarantee your project gets up and running as quickly and efficiently as possible.

So you want to start your own business.....that's great. We can help. Through our internal expertise and our partners at the Small Business Technology and Development Center (SBTDC) we can help to make your dream of owning your own business a reality and successful from day one. Don't hesitate to contact us - it's free.

Now you're ready for step two.....expansion. So you've outgrown your crib - what a great problem to have and the economic development staff can help you. Whether it's export assistance, additional staffing, a new location or financial assistance we can help point you in the right direction - just ask.

If you've decided that the Alpena area would be a perfect place to move your business to - you're right. Alpena possesses all the ingredients for a successful move. Northeast Michigan is a unique place in which the region's natural beauty, recreational opportunities and our industrial heritage co-exist to provide boundless opportunities limited only by your imagination. We possess an industrial heritage and competitive educated workforce supported by a nationally acclaimed community college, a regional medical center, and commercial air service to two major international hubs, all of which provide us with economic stability even in rough times.

Presque Isle County Economic Development office hours will be Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Rogers City Area Chamber of Commerce, 292 S. Bradley Hwy., Rogers City.

Economic Development Board of Directors

Loan Programs

Starting a Business in Alpena

Alpena and Presque Isle Unemployment Rates

Available Properties


Economic Development Partners

Chairman Level - $3,200+
Alpena Agency
Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union
Alpena Community College
Alpena Power Company
Alpena Township
Chemical Bank
City of Alpena
County of Alpena
First Federal of Northern Michigan
Lappan Agency
Presque Isle County

Leader Level - $3,200