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Appendix F State & Federal Government Websites State Government Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) – Pure Michigan Business Connect is a public/private initiative developed by MEDC that includes: 1) B2B Network for connecting buyers to suppliers of Michigan goods and services; 2) Supplier Summits and Partner Searches to organize dedicated buyer-supplier matchmaking summits; 3) Business Services program in which Michigan business professionals (accountants, attorneys, marketing specialists, web developers, etc.) have pledged pro bono and discounted hours of services to entrepreneurs; 4) and the Economic Gardening® program, offering powerful resources to second-stage companies for assistance in launching them into the next stage of growth at no additional cost to those who qualify. Web site: Michigan Department of Civil Rights – Information on compliance with Civil Rights laws. Website: Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs – Information, forms, and publications related to health, safety, economic/cultural well-being. Website: Consultation Education & Training (CET) – Information about training programs to provide a safe and equitable workplace for employees. Heading: Consultation Education & Training. Website: Corporation Division - Forms for filing as a corporation (Articles of Incorporation), limited partnership or limited liability company (Articles of Organization), and registrations of trademarks & service marks. Registrations for limited liability partnerships (LLPs). Website: Office of Occupational Safety & Health Administration (MIOSHA) - Information about safety and health standards and access to required workplace posters including Michigan Safety & Health Protection on the job, and Right to Know Material Safety Data Sheets. Heading: General Industry Safety & Health. Website: Workers’ Compensation - Information about the Workers’ Disability Compensation Act of 1969, Act 317 of 1969, an Overview of Workers’ Compensation in Michigan, and the pamphlet – A Summary of Your Rights and Responsibilities under Workers’ Disability Compensation. Heading: Publications. Website: Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget - Access to information about doing business with the State of Michigan and the Vendor Registration Form. Website: Michigan Department of Treasury - Forms to register for Michigan business taxes, i.e. Sales, Use & Withholding. Website: 80