Strategic Partners

Industry experts help MGA members access the right tool and services.

MGA partners with experts in their fields to ensure MGA members have access to the most relevant services and tools to support your company’s growth and success. We work with the best to bring you the best.

Edward Lowe Foundation

The Edward Lowe Foundation is a world class provider of services to second stage companies – those firms that are past the start up stage and focused on growth. The Lowe Foundation is known for their leadership education, peer learning and strategic information programs. They are experts in economic gardening, PeerSpectives CEO round table, and other training initiatives. As an MGA member, you will have access to training, retreats, and the latest information that is propelling second stage firms.


Small Business Association of Michigan

The Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) is the only statewide and state-based association that focuses solely on the needs of small businesses. Their mission is the success of Michigan’s small businesses. As an MGA member, you will be part of SBAM’s group buying power for health insurance and other employee related benefits. You will be part of a 27,000-member organization when purchasing health care coverage and other products.


Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC) since 1991 has helped Michigan’s small and mid-sized businesses compete and grow. Through five regional centers in the state, MMTC has personalized consulting services that enable manufacturers to operate smarter, compete, and prosper. Your membership in MGA gets you the latest on issues like operations, skills, advanced technology, cyber security, and research.


Midwest Strategy Group is consistently ranked among the top lobbying firms in Michigan. With its strong legislative ties and unique understanding of Michigan, they help clients navigate through the State’s multi-faceted structure of government. Collectively, Midwest Strategy Group has over 90 years of experience and has built effective relationships on both sides of the aisle. Your MGA membership puts you in the front seat of policy and politics in Lansing.


Automation Alley is a World Economic Forum Advanced Manufacturing Hub (AMHUB) and a nonprofit Industry 4.0 knowledge center with a global outlook and a regional focus. They facilitate public-private partnerships by connecting industry, education and government to fuel Michigan's economy and accelerate innovation. Automation Alley's programs give manufacturers a competitive advantage by helping them along every step of their digital transformation journey. They obsess over disruptive technologies like AI, the Internet of Things and automation, and work hard to make these complex concepts easier for companies to understand and implement.