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Advanced Manufacturing 

Manufacturing has been vital to  Michigan's economy. Today, innovation, leading -edge technology and top talent drive advanced manufacturing processes serving  multiple sectors. Michigan's Great Southwest is feeling the momentum build in opportunities for advanced manufacturing.  Our diverse manufacturing base includes concentrations in automotive, metals, plastics, production technology, and scientific instrumentation. We are an exceptional location for advanced manufacturing based on our proximity, competitive costs of doing business, and talent

Did you know:

  • Michigan’s Engineer Location Quotient is 2.09, more than Twice the National Average
  • In 2013, Michigan Colleges & Universities Spent $1.2 Billion on Research & Development
  • Michigan Ranks 4th Largest in the Nation for High-Tech Workforce

Michigan’s Great Southwest can meet the ever-evolving new technologies which is evident by our advanced manufacturing companies in the region.

Leco Corporation    •    Gast Manufacturing    •    Pilkington North America

Robert Bosch    •    Edgewater Automation    •    Hanson Mold    •    Denso Manufacturing

Parker Hydraulics    •    Eagle Technologies    •    Product Design Services    •    Stryker

 

Value Added Agriculture 

Watch the seeds of your investments grow here. With access to 20% of the world’s fresh water supply, we are the perfect location for food processing opportunities. Our proximity to major markets, abundant natural resources and favorable business climate make Michigan's Great Southwest the best choice for your investment.

Our ideal growing conditions have ranked us #2 to California's diverse agriculture. Berrien County is ranked #1 in Michigan for grapes/acres sold. It's no wonder why we have been named as "Napa Valley of Southwest Michigan." 

Here are some  global food processing brands doing business in our region: 

Kellogg Company    •    Gerber Products    •    Minute Maid

Armour-Eckrich Meats, LLC    •    McCormick Flavor Division    •    Welch Food

 

Logistics and Warehousing 

Location matters. Michigan’s Great Southwest gives you the competitive advantage to move people, products and supplies locally, regionally and globally. Our proximity to major Midwest markets including Chicago and Detroit offers easy access to your customers and suppliers, wherever they are located.

Our inventory of land and available buildings are located either on or within close proximity of major transportation corridors. You can easily travel to 15 states within one day round-trip  road service from  here reaching 37% of the U.S. population; and Ontario, Canada, reaching 3.6  million. And, we make it easy to do business here. Learn more about our business assets and how your business can grow and prosper in Michigan's Great Southwest.  

Here are some successful logistics and warehousing  businesses in our region:   

General Mills    •    Coca-Cola    •    Target Corporation    •    Old Dominion Freight Line

Southshore Storage    •    UPS Supply Chain Solutions        Worldwide Freight Corporation