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About Cornerstone Alliance

Your Business is Our Business.

Cornerstone Alliance is your single business resource. We lead business retention and expansion efforts throughout all of  Berrien County, helping local businesses stay and grow here; and support issues that enhance our area's economic competitiveness. We lead initiatives to attract new investment and new companies to Michigan's Great Southwest. Cornerstone Alliance works to grow entrepreneurial businesses; offering a full range of start-up and early growth services. Founded in 1987, Cornerstone Alliance is an economic development organization supported by investments from the private and public sectors, serving Berrien County and its municipalities. Our dedicated business development team experts are ready to work with you on your next projectDiscover our business assets and why Michigan's Great Southwest is the best choice for your investment.  

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Economic development organizations are responsible for attracting new business and creating jobs. Typically, attraction efforts are concentrated within the contiguous United States. A true integrated attraction strategy should include foreign direct investment that is being pumped into the United States.
Pero Family Farms received approval this week from the Benton Charter Township Board of Trustees for a 10-year tax abatement on the improvements needed to add a fresh-cut vegetable processing operation to their existing cold storage and distribution facility.
Shelley Klug brings over 14 years of economic development experience including her most recent role as Business Development Manager for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

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Michigan's Great Southwest

We are located in Berrien County, Michigan, also known as Michigan's Great Southwest. Cornerstone Alliance serves Berrien County (MSA-Niles-Benton Harbor). We invite you to take a closer look at our region to learn more about us, and how our unique location connects you to the world. Click on the map above for more details!   


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