As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit economic and community development organization, Prima Civitas is focused on creating resilient, adaptable communities in Michigan. From spearheading efforts to integrate entrepreneurship into the K-12 educational system to developing a state-adopted international export strategy, our globally-recognized models of innovative programming are disruptive catalysts that positively impact Michigan's economic landscape.
For each of our programs we assemble a unique project team including Prima Civitas staff and our diverse networks of knowledge partners. These partners include difficult-to-access economic assets such as university faculty expertise, new sector leaders, and workforce developers. Once the project team is established, we develop a structured process that leads to a common agenda, shared measurement, continuous communication, and mutually reinforced activities among all participants. Our projects remain collaborative and effective from conception to launch.
More information on "collective impact" can be found through the Stanford Social Innovation Review.
Who we serve
Our broad definition of "communities" allows us to actively engage youth, job seekers, employers, small businesses, innovators, municipalities, and regions. We have a particular focus on underserved and vulnerable communities where our work will have the most impact.
Our replicable projects and programs are organized within four "pillars" of activity. These pillars include talent, innovative industries and emerging markets
, regional development, and global connectivity
. The combined activities of our pillars and the vast resources of our partners give us a distinctive economic edge and provide unmatched opportunities for our clients. Recent projects have helped Michigan businesses and communities prosper in the areas of global transportation logistics; advanced manufacturing by small business; higher education and workforce development; strategic planning; community economic development, and new business prospecting and recruiting.
How we can help
Here are just a few of the many services we offer:
Contact us today to learn more about who we are how we can work together!