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Michigan Incentives
The State of Michigan provides significant  incentives to businesses looking to expand or locate their business here. Clinton County enjoys a diverse and vibrant business community that encourages continued development. The southern tier of the county including the Capital Region International Airport, Grand River Avenue west of the airport in Watertown Township, the East Lansing portion of Clinton County just east of U.S. 127, and City of St. Johns Industrial Park west of U.S. 127 experienced significant commercial and industrial growth over the past two decades. Michigan incentives including:
  • $175 Million annually in business attraction and economic gardening programs and business assistance through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
  • $100 million available for attraction and economic gardening
  • $25 million available for business acceleration
  • $25 million available to support the film and digital media industry
  • $25 million available to support the Pure Michigan promotion program

A Simplified and Competitive Business Tax Structure - The new structure will tax C-Corporations at 6% on federal taxable income apportioned to Michigan.

Pure Michigan Business Connect - The $3 billion public-private initiative strengthens Michigan’s economic gardening philosophy through an alliance of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Michigan companies, and other Michigan organizations.

Talent Enhancement - A suite of services is available to firms that need to find the right people for their business. The MEDC’s Talent Enhancement team works closely with businesses to identify and screen talent, provide HR consulting and training services.

Cost-Cutting & Ombudsman Services. The MEDC helps companies save money through our Workers’ Compensation Cost Control Service. We also assist companies in finding property for expansions. Our Business Ombudsman Office provides impartial, independent and confidential assistance in resolving disputes and investigating business complaints against state government agencies.

Federal Contract Assistance. With the growing need for qualified defense contractors, the Michigan Defense Center strategically connects defense industry buyers and prime contractors with Michigan based-companies. In addition, our network of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers assists companies throughout the entire government procurement process from pre-award to post-award. MEDC also tracks federal grant programs and makes companies aware of opportunities and offer letters of support where applicable.


Over the decades the county has been mainly known for skilled, responsible people with a strong work ethic with a desire to invest in and growth their businesses.