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Great Lakes Bay Region Business Advantage

Who We Are

In the Great Lakes Bay Region, our collaboration is your competitive advantage. This strategic partnership between local economic development organizations, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and state agencies allows us to offer one-stop assistance for site selection, workforce development, local and state permitting, regulatory issues and incentives.

Great resources to make a Great investment


Great Lakes Bay Region

  • Population just over half a million
  • Home to five universities and two community colleges
  • $14 million invested this year in STEM education initiatives at the college level
  • One of the nation’s highest concentrations of PhDs and registered patents per capita
  • 900 small to medium sized manufacturing operations
  • Legacy manufacturing workforce with Midwestern work ethic
  • Nationally-recognized workforce sourcing and technical training programs available at no cost to employers
  • Continued investment from global industry leaders such as The Dow Chemical Company, Dow Corning Corporation, Hemlock Semiconductor, and Nexteer Automotive
  • Innovation supported through corporations, medical complexes, educational institutions and more than half a dozen independent research and innovation organizations
  • Affordability of land and resources
  • Access to Lake Huron, the Saginaw Bay and Saginaw River and the second largest seaport in Michigan
The Great Lakes Bay Region is your Business Advantage! Contact Us Pure Michigan