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Posted on Wed, May 18, 2011 : 3:50 p.m.

Saline signs agreement with statewide program to promote entrepreneurship

By Lisa Allmendinger

In an effort to assist area entrepreneurs, the Saline City Council recently partnered with the Michigan Opportunities and Resources for Entrepreneurs (MORE), a statewide program that provides support and education for local entrepreneurs.

Saline City Manager Todd Campbell said he first learned about the program at the Michigan Municipal League annual convention in 2010 as a tool for communities to link local entrepreneurs with resources for success.

“The MORE program was created in 2008 as a vehicle for the U.S. Department of Labor funds to be targeted in Michigan for entrepreneurism support and education programming,” Campbell said.

Mayor Gretchen Driskell said the program is an incentive to keep talented entrepreneurs in the state.

There is “virtually no cost to the city, there are a number of cities and communities that are a part of it,” Campbell said.

"MORE is establishing a network of partners to help promote the mission of fueling the development and speed with which entrepreneurial ideas take shape and go to market,” Campbell said.

Lisa Allmendinger is a regional reporter for She can be reached at For more Saline stories, visit our Saline page.