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Michigan’s Great Southwest Welcomes You!

We offer an accessible, efficient and competitive business environment with the assets you need to expand and thrive in a global marketplace. Our favorable business climate, accessibility, talent, and commitment to your success are why companies are choosing Michigan’s Great Southwest as a strategic location for their investment.

Business Does Start Here!

We have a robust and reliable infrastructure with an inventory of shovel ready sites, industrial parks and existing buildings that are competitively priced and strategically located on or near interstate transportation corridors for easy and direct accessibility. We deliver an outstanding workforce trained in the skills and expertise you need today and into the future. We drive innovation and technology in Advanced Manufacturing, Logistics & Warehousing  and Food and Beverage Processing.

There are many recognizable names doing business in Michigan’s Great Southwest; Whirlpool Corporation and Whirlpool North America are headquartered here. Our engaged business community focuses on developing a culture that attracts and retains a diverse group of talent to keep and grow investments in Michigan’s Great Southwest. 

Take a look at our Top 10 Employers:

CompanyEmployeesIndustry
Lakeland HealthCare 3,600 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
Whirlpool Corporation 3,362 Household Laundry Equipment Manufacturing
Andrews University 2,352 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
Four Winds Casino 1,800 Gambling Industries
Indiana Michigan Power / Cook Nuclear Plant (Generation) 1,200 Electric Power Generation
Leco Corporation 650 Surgical & Medical Instrument Manufacturing
Modineer Company 455 Metal Stamping, NEC
Meijer Inc. 332 Supermarkets and Other Grocery Stores
Gast Manufacturing 320 Air & Gas Compressor
Martin's Super Markets (Niles, St. Joseph & Stevensville) 304 Supermarkets and Other Grocery Stores

 We invite you to learn why you should invest in Michigan’s Great Southwest!