Michigan Soars 19 Spots - Now Ranks 13th Best State to Do Business

June 10, 2020

Michigan’s jump of 19 spots, to No. 13, was one of the biggest single-year moves in the Best & Worst States for Business ranking history and reflected a broad surge of confidence by CEOs even as the auto industry has leveled off. “We’re seeing a diversification in the economy including more tech firms,” says Alan Barr, CEO of Creative Change, a consulting firm in Manistique, Michigan.

According to Chief Executive Magazine, CEO's who weighed in on a recent survey cited a number of factors that helped drive Michigan's jump to include:

  • Talent (Top 10 Skilled Trades Workforce and Highest Concentration of Engineers in the Nation)
  • Overall Favorable Business Climate / Conditions
  • Continued Growth in Manfuacturing Sector (Automotive, Advanced Manufacturing, Medical Device, etc.)
  • Low Cost of Living 
  • Regulatory Environment 

Listen to a local interview with Josh Hundt, Executive Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer at MEDC about Michigan being recognized by the country's CEO's: https://www.wphm.net/episode/june-9-josh-hundt/

St. Clair County, Michigan is ready to welcome you to our region!

Are you reshoring and de-risking your supply chain?
Are you looking for a great business climate, matched by an excellent quality of life for your workforce?
Are you looking for shovel-ready land to build your new facility and a community that can support speedy timelines? 

If you answered yes, please consider St. Clair County, Michigan for your next business location, expansion project or as a place to live while working remotely. 


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