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Expand or Relocate to Michigan

Michigan Business Data

Relocate or Expand to Michigan

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

Business Data for Michigan


Total Labor Force

Unemployment Rate

# Manufacturers

Manufacturing Jobs

Right to Work

Unemp. Insurance Tax

Manufacturing stats updated on 3/6/2018. All other data updated on 11/13/2017. IndustryNet is not responsible for errors or omissions.
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 Mfg. Industries
(by # of employees)
21% Transportation equipment
19% Industrial machinery and equipment
13% Fabricated metal products
8% Rubber and miscellaneous plastic products
6% Food and kindred products

Largest Mfg. Employers
(by # of employees)
FCA US, LLC (Auburn Hills) - 15,000
Nexteer Automotive (Saginaw) - 6,900
Gentex Corp. (Zeeland) - 5,100
FCA US, LLC (Warren) - 4,267
Alticor, Inc. (Ada) - 4,000
Ford Motor Co., Michigan Assembly Plt. (Wayne) - 4,000
General Motors Global Propulsion Systems (Pontiac) - 4,000
Amway Corp. (Ada) - 4,000
Counties with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Oakland - 118,486
Wayne - 108,602
Kent - 92,390
Macomb - 76,583
Ottawa - 44,651

Cities with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Grand Rapids - 56,632
Auburn Hills - 32,263
Detroit - 31,585
Warren - 20,597
Sterling Heights - 19,481

Mfg. 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

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