A workforce experienced in advanced manufacturing

Nationally-recognized workforce sourcing and technical training programs available at no cost

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Transportation, data and communications infrastructures

Robust intermodal infrastructure including rail, seaway, state highways, intertstate and International airport.

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Home to the Dow Chemical company, Dow Corning, Hemlock semiconductor, and Nexteer

Continued investment from global industry leaders

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Outstanding natural beauty and recreational opportunities

Access to Lake Huron, the Saginaw Bay and numerous river systems

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It’s a great advantage. Put it to work for you.

The economically diverse Great Lakes Bay Region (GLBR) is located in the central portion of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula and is made up of Arenac, Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland and Saginaw Counties.
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Run the numbers, with over half million residents, our region can meet your needs. Get demographic, labor force and consumer spending information.

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Connect with our great supply chains for nearly any industry, outstanding customer base and supportive business community. Explore industry clusters.

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Target our Industries

The Great Lakes Bay Region is a magnet for great companies in advanced manufacturing, research, health care, professional services, agribusiness and more.

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How can we attract you?

Here you will find unique opportunities to partner with some of the world’s experts in Solar, Medical and Advanced Manufacturing.
Arenac County Economic Development Corporation
Arenac County
Economic Development Corporation
Bay Future
Bay Future, Inc.
Bay Future
Greater Gratiot Development, Inc.
Greater Gratiot Development, Inc.
Greater Gratiot Development
Growing Gladwin County EDC
Growing Gladwin
County EDC
Middle Michigan
Middle Michigan
Development Corporation
Midland Tomorow Economic Development Today
Midland Tomorrow
Economic Development Today
Saginaw Future
Saginaw Future Inc.
Saginaw Future

Target Industries

The GLBR, with a population of just over half a million residents, is a hub of research, product development, agribusiness, and manufacturing for the auto, chemical, plastics, silicon, advanced materials, and technology industries.
Health Care
Advanced Manufacturing
Professional Services
Higher Education & Research
Agriculture & Food Processing

Why the Great Lakes Bay Region?

1One of the nation’s highest concentrations of PhDs and registered patents per capita.

2Home to global industry leaders such as The Dow Chemical Company, Dow Corning Corporation, Hemlock Semiconductor, and Nexteer Automotive.

3Affordability of land, resources and skilled workers.

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