Funded Projects

The SBA 504 Loan Program provides healthy small and medium-sized businesses with long-term fixed rate financing for the acquisition or construction of fixed assets. Projects are financed through a unique public/private partnership that involves private lenders financing 50% of project costs, MCDC covering up to 40% of project costs, and small businesses investing at least 10% of project costs. By taking a secondary collateral position on project assets, SBA provides a “collateral cushion” for the primary lender and reduces the amount of equity normally required of the borrower.

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Midway Engravers (equipment)

Midway Engravers is a manufacturer of rotary cutting dies and accessories for the converting industry and has been in business for over 25 years. The company was purchased by Richard and Elizabeth Seeley in 1985. The new equipment purchase will improve their overall business by increasing quality, and allowing more customized solutions, and faster turn-around time. It will also increase packaging. Having this new machinery and equipment will also increase the overall efficiency of the manufacturing process.

With the help of Capitol National Bank, and the MCDC SBA 504 Loan Program, Midway Engravers benefited from 90% financing on their equipment purchase.

Midwest II, Inc.

When Skip White bought Midwest II, Inc., he didn’t have any experience in the electrocoating business and he was enjoying his retirement from being a general contractor.  But entrepreneurship is in his blood and no one could hold him back. He intuitively knows how to turn around a business.  Since owning Midwest II, he’s grown the business and diversified the client base from 99% automotive to 75%.  He’s accomplished this on top of picking up the majority of the business left by his former competitors.

Another smart move Skip’s made since owning the company is purchasing the building they were leasing. The opportunity arose and he jumped at it knowing that a monthly mortgage payment would be less than half of the rent he was currently paying.   Skip worked alongside his lender at Waterford Bank and MCDC to utilize the SBA 504 Loan Program for the purchase.  In doing so, he was able to purchase the building with only 10% down. 

For more information on Midwest II, please visit  www.midwestecoat.comand for additional information on how Michigan Certified Development Corporation can help fund your business, please visit, Michigan’s #1 SBA Lending Partner!

Mike’s Tree Surgeons Inc.

Incorporated in 1984, Mike Barger has built a reputation for being one of the area's experts in the Tree and Plant Health Care industry.  The Company was operating out of two buildings that weren’t large enough to store trucks and equipment; therefore, time was spent each evening unloading equipment that needed to be stored safely indoors.

Mike located a building large enough to store all the equipment indoors and when he contacted his lender at Alliance Catholic Credit Union, he suggested the SBA 504 Loan Program to help with financing, giving Mike the ability to inject only 10% down and earn a long-term fixed rate.  Moreover, Mike’s Tree Surgeons, Inc. was able to create 14 new jobs to go along with the current 40. 

To find more information on Mike Tree Surgeons Inc, please visit  For additional information on how Michigan Certified Development Corporation can help fund your business, please visit, Michigan’s #1 SBA Lending Partner!

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Miller Mold Co.

Miller Mold Co. has been a leader in the thermoform and plastic industry since 1951.  The bulk of Miller Mold's products are manufactured for the appliance industry (refrigerators, washers, dryers, and dishwashers) and they have expanded into the design and manufacturing of injection, blow, and rotary mold tooling.  By partnering with MCDC, Miller Mold was able to finance a new piece of equipment that will allow them to gain more contracts and expand their business. 

Miller Mold was MCDC’s 1,000 loan approval!  The press release can be found here.  For more information on Miller Mold, visit and for additional information on how Michigan Certified Development Corporation can help fund your business, please visit, Michigan’s #1 SBA Lending Partner!

Mindful Movement & Physical Therapy, LLC

Mindful Movement & Physical Therapy, LLC was started in January 2007 by co-owners Jolynn Nelson and Sue Forbes. Mindful Movement & Physical Therapy specializes in helping patients/clients improve their movement strategies to eliminate or reduce pain, improve efficiency and ease of movement, and keep them involved in the activities they enjoy. They offer Pilates, Gyrotononic and Yoga in private sessions and classes. Jolynn and Sue previously leased their space in East Lansing since opening and now they have the opportunity to purchase the property. With the help of the MCDC/SBA 504 Loan Program and Summit Community Bank, Jolynn and Sue were able to purchase their building for only 10% down.