Business Development

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 Berrien County 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. American Electric Power's DC Cook Nuclear plant, Leco Corporation, JR Automation and many other globally-recognized companies call Berrien County home.  This collection of businesses has created a culture that attracts and retains a diverse group of talent in Michigan’s Great Southwest. 

Take a look at our Top 10 Employers:

Company Employees     Industry
Corewell Health (FKA Lakeland) 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 Labratory Equipment 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

Our focus is on the success and expansion of businesses throughout Berrien County. Cornerstone Alliance is your resource for the tools and strategies you need to attract and retain talent; the necessary capital to grow your business, and connecting you to industry peers. Our professional and knowledgeable business development team is ready to work with you and make sure you are thriving and successful in Berrien County.