Welcome

Whether this is your first business venture or you're a seasoned entrepreneur/businessperson, the SmartZone can help move your product from the inception stage to commercialization.

The SSMart Mission:

The mission of the Sault Ste. Marie SmartZone (SSMart) is to provide high-quality and economical new product development services for entrepreneurs and businesses throughout the region by providing access to current manufacturing facilities; skilled engineering, business, and science personnel; and business training programs. The SmartZone is a collaborative partnership between the City of Sault Ste. Marie, Lake Superior State University (LSSU), the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), and the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Centers (MI-SBTDC).

SSMart Business Development

By using the SmartZone, you’ll have access to several unique resources as you move your idea from inception to realization and on towards commercialization.

SSMart Choice

You’ve made the right choice in using SSMart. For more information or to schedule an appointment to speak to someone please call 906-635-2301 or contact us by email at BeSmart@ssmartzone.com.

SSMart People:

SmartZone staff members are there to guide you through the product development process. We’ll be able to connect you with people who can answer your questions on the technical aspects of prototyping, production, marketing, business plan development, financing, human resource, and the many other important topics in commercialization of products.

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