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Michigan business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of MI communities

Relocate or Expand to Michigan - U.S. Industrial Expansion & Relocation Guide for Manufacturing Companies - Learn more about the Michigan business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of MI communities. Helping decision makers at U.S. manufacturing establishments find new locations to relocate or expand.
Michigan Business Data*


Population: 9,969,727
Total Labor Force: 4,698,400
Unemployment Rate: 7.8%
Number of Manufacturers: 13,823
Manufacturing Jobs: 649,170
Right to Work: Yes
Unemp. Ins. Tax: .0610.3%
Corporate Income Tax:
6% for C Corps. Other business entities taxed through owners' personal income tax rate of 4.35% (4.25% in 2013).

Sales Tax:
6%. Exemptions include: Manufacturing machinery & equipment; electricity & natural gas used in production, pollution control equipment.

Property Tax:
Property assessed at 50% of Current Market Value. Average non-homestead property tax equals $48.39 per $1,000. Exemptions include: Business Inventory; special tooling, pollution control equipment. 50% abatements for up to 12 years available to industrial processors and high tech companies. State designates low to no tax "Renewable Energy Renaissance Zones."

Leading Manufacturing Industries:
(by % of total manufacturing employment)
20% Transportation equipment
19% Industrial machinery and equipment
12% Fabricated metal products
7% Rubber and miscellaneous plastic products
6% Primary metal industries

Largest Manufacturing Establishments:
(by number of employees)
Chrysler Group, LLC (Auburn Hills) - 11,000
Perrigo Co. (Allegan) - 5,250
Amway (Ada) - 4,500
Gentex Corp. (Zeeland) - 3,800
Ford Motor Co., Michigan Assembly Plt. (Wayne) - 3,576
Counties with the Most Manufacturing Jobs:
Wayne - 109,716
Oakland - 103,144
Kent - 83,517
Macomb - 69,741
Ottawa - 38,339

Cities with the Most Manufacturing Jobs:
Grand Rapids - 54,033
Detroit - 32,658
Auburn Hills - 25,922
Sterling Heights - 18,034
Warren - 17,087

Manufacturing Related Business Incentives:
Small Business Investment Tax Credit
Pure Michigan Business Connect
New Talent Portal
Michigan Business Development Program
Michigan Community Revitalization Program
Capital Access Program (CAP)
Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund
Private Activity Bonds
EB-5 Investment & Visa Program
Michigan Emerging Technologies Fund
Small Business Capital Access Program (SBCAP)
Michigan Business Growth Fund

Looking to reach Michigan manufacturers? Access the Michigan Manufacturers Database compiled by MNI.

*Manufacturing stats updated on 3/18/2014. All other stats updated on 3/18/2014. Listings updated on 4/23/2014.

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