Why Michigan for agribusiness
From growing to manufacturing, Michigan offers a bounty of opportunities for agribusiness. Home to 51,600 farms that utilize 10 million acres of farmland, our diverse growing conditions make us the number one producer of blueberries, cherries, cucumbers and dried beans. Our food processing businesses generate nearly $25 billion to our state’s economy.
Michigan’s business climate is one of the most favorable in the Midwest. We eliminated personal property tax, which significantly reduces costs for companies that have expensive capital investments in equipment. And we’re consistently ranked among the top 10 states for major new and expanding facilities. In fact, about two thirds of all Michigan businesses would recommend our state as a place to start a business.