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The University Center Gaylord is a higher education collaborative, non-profit corporation designed to facilitate and deliver a complete range of higher education services and training to citizens of rural northern Michigan. The University Center is a  "Communiversity" partnership of accredited colleges and universities, industry, public schools, and citizens where no two or four year entity exists. It is viewed as the major catalyst in driving positive economic development and quality of life in our region through higher education and training for high-skilled wage and salaried positions, and for life long learning.

Grand Prize - $1000 for Logo Contest Winner!


Residents in Crawford and Otsego counties, ages 18 and older, are invited to submit creative logo and tagline ideas for the newly formed Crawford/Otsego Business Incubator (COBI) initiative. A grand prize of $1000 will be awarded to the winning entry.

Download the entry form for qualifications and contest rules.

COBI Logo Contest Entry Form

Business Incubator Study

Entrepreneurs in Otsego and Crawford counties looking for support to start, or expand, a business may have a new place to turn for assistance in the future. Along with regional business and economic development partners, the University Center Gaylord has partnered with the Center for Business Acceleration and Incubation Studies (CBAIS) at the University of Michigan to evaluate regional interest in a possible business incubation program.

Learn more and
participate in the study!

As a valued member of the community, we want to inform you of this initiative and invite you to become involved by completing a feedback survey to tell us about yourself and your business or organization’s needs and service offerings.


Are you a business owner, entrepreneur, student at the University Center of Gaylord (non-manufacturing) located in Crawford or Otsego County?

Established Manufacturer Survey

Are you a manufacturer located in Crawford or Otsego County?

Economic Development Organization Survey

Are you a representative from a local or regional economic development organization who serves Crawford and/or Otsego County?

Professional Service Provider Survey

Are you a local professional service provider located in Crawford or Otsego County

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The information you provide will help us understand the specific resources and services you and your organization provide as well as highlight your potential needs, and help to provide information on how the incubator could best enhance the entrepreneurial community in the region.