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System for Integrated Growth (SIG)


       We have enjoyed collaborating with SIG for strategic planning. The knowledge and support gained through our partnership will play an important role in the future direction of our business."


Thank you,

Mark Wright – President and CEO

Questions / Interested?

Experiencing growth challenges? Let SIG help you sort through them.


Like many second-stage business owners, you may be noticing systems that once served you well are now starting to show cracks or that you need new skills to continue growing profitably. As part of your Manufacturing Membership, the System for Integrated Growth® (SIG) provides guidance to shore up fundamental areas inside your company and help you grow.

Here's how it works:
It starts with a general assessment of your pain points impacting the company’s ability to continue growing profitably and helping it prepare for the future
. Once those are identified, you will be assigned experts to help you address them.


Example pain points:

  • How to recruit, retain and develop talented employees

  • Financial management and understanding what your books are saying

  • Supply chain and operations challenges

  • Global competition

  • Succession Planning

  • Finding time to analyze competitors while addressing your sales and marketing process

Thread Spools

Eligibility for SIG

Companies interested in participating in the program must meet certain minimum qualifications of second-stage companies. Specifically, in order to be considered for selection as a participant in the program, an enterprise must meet the following criteria at the time of selection:

  • Be a for-profit, privately held company headquartered and operating in State of Michigan.

  • Have generally between $1 million and $50 million in annual revenue.

  • Employ generally 10 to 99 full-time equivalent W-2 employees, including the owner.

  • Have both the appetite and aptitude for growth in terms of revenue or jobs.

  • Deliver products or services locally or beyond the current service area and is a company that provides substantial employment to the community.


This program is administered by the Edward Lowe Foundation and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation as a service to you as a Manufacturer Member of MGA.

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