Businesses are choosing Michigan for our diverse and abundant workforce, business-friendly environment, low cost of living, and global supply chain assets. Add that to the state's available business resources and our eagerness to get to work, and you have a recipe for success.
Explore this section and find out why Michigan is the right choice for your business.
Total engineers statewide
Michigan has the highest concentration of engineers in the nation.
Skilled trades workers
Michigan ranks is the top 10 for its number of workers in the skilled trades.
Michigan has an abundant workforce and is preparing tomorrow's talent today
Marshall Plan for Talent
The Marshall Plan for Talent is a $100 million workforce development initiative. Under the plan, education and business leaders in Michigan can apply for millions of dollars in grants to create and develop programs that prepare their workers with necessary professional trades skills.
In Michigan we are changing perceptions about the professional trades and providing the tools and pathways to professional trades careers.The Going Pro talent campaign can help your business find the skilled trades professionals you need throughout the state.
Good Jobs for Michigan
Good Jobs for Michigan encourages transformational, large-scale projects in Michigan and provides an incentive in the form of a return of state personal income taxes for companies that create hundreds of new and good-paying jobs in Michigan.
Cost of Doing Business in Michigan
Business are coming to Michigan and businesses are expanding their operations here because of a business friendly environment that the Tax Foundation ranks among the best in the nation.
Corporate Income Tax
Personal (flat) Income Tax
Sales Tax (+ no local sales tax)
Michigan's Cost of Living
Michigan’s cost of living is 11% below the national average and ranks as the fourth most affordable state in the country.
Living in Washington, DC is 36% more expensive than living in Detroit. In fact, Forbes rated Detroit as the No. 1 city in America where your paycheck will go the furthest. In addition, Detroit's entertainment scene is unmatched with year-round festivals, four major professional sports teams, and a number of top-rated museums.
Living in Chicago is 16.4% more expensive than living in Detroit, and with everything from urban excitement to the great outdoors, Michigan provides the best of both worlds — including vibrant downtowns, shopping districts and the most public golf courses in the country.
Living in San Francisco will cost you nearly 60% more when compared to living in Detroit. Not to mention Michigan is surrounded by four of the five Great Lakes, boasting more freshwater coastline than California, or any other state for that matter.
Supply Chain & Infrastructure
Michigan is within 500 miles of nearly half the U.S. and Canadian population and commerce centers providing unparalleled access to market.
in trade crosses between Michigan and Canada daily via the Ambassador Bridge, the busiest boarder crossing in North America.
of the globe's freshwater surrounds Michigan, the Great Lakes state.
in the nation for road infrastructure with toll-free highways across the state.
commercial airports in Michigan, including Detroit Metropolitan, one of the largest U.S. air hubs.
Expand or relocate your business in Michigan
Premier Sites in Michigan
Find sizable vacant properties targeted toward larger business attraction projects. Each listing includes highly detailed site information in addition to community demographics and information.
Property and Community Search
Use the Real Estate Database to find and compare available business sites and properties. Community demographics including population, labor force, housing data and more are also available.
Contact a Business Development Manager
Use the MEDC Business Development Manager map to find your regional Business Development Manager for personalized service and support.