City of Saginaw, Michigan

August 9, 2023 Saginaw, MI The Saginaw Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) would like to remind small business owners and food truck vendors that there is still time to register and be a part of the 2023 Small Business Expo scheduled for August 31, 2023 at the SVRC Outdoor Marketplace.

The Small Business Expo is an opportunity for local business owners to showcase their unique products and services, and it provides an opportunity to meet and connect with other local business owners from the Saginaw community. The event is expected to draw over 300 residents and visitors to the SVRC Outdoor Marketplace in downtown Saginaw. Business owners who register will have a table reserved for their use during the event. Also included in the registration is the opportunity to advertise in the 2023 Small Business Expo Souvenir Booklet.

This year’s expo event will celebrate the 10-year anniversary for the Expo event. The theme for the 2023 Small Business Expo is “Taste of Saginaw” and will highlight the wide ranging variety of restaurants and local business establishments in Saginaw. Food truck vendors are also encouraged to sign up to be a part of the Expo. Food truck vendors who register will be lined up along Washington Avenue for the August 31 event so that everyone can purchase and enjoy their unique food options. Along Water Street, there will be children’s activities, including several games and face painting, and a large mural project to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Small Business Expo.

Kisha Smith, Saginaw Economic Development Corporation Coordinator, commented on the significance of the 10-year anniversary event, “For the past 10 years, the Small Business Expo has provided Saginaw business owners with a platform to promote their product or service and meet hundreds of local residents in one day. It also allows entrepreneurs from our area to connect and gain advice and encouragement from one another. Our goal is to elevate local business owners in the marketplace by promoting mentorship among business 
owners and help develop new entrepreneurs and business owners with guidance and support. The 2023 Small Business Expo will build stronger connections within our small business community and help business owners ignite their business for 2023 and beyond.” 

For more information, please contact SEDC at (989) 759-1395
Register online at to be a part of the event.