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From several large corporate headquarters to a host of locally owned businesses, the Bay Area offers a profoundly diverse economic base. A strategic location convenient to ground, water and air transportation, a low cost of living, as well as ample opportunities for relocation and expansion in local industrial parks and facilities are among the many factors that have made the Bay Area attractive to businesses of all sizes and types. This area has continued to develop and boasts of an exceptional environment conducive to business growth and prosperity.

The industrial base of this area varies from small to large manufacturers, with industry leaders such as Dow Corning Corporation, S.C. Johnson & Son, GM Powertrain, Carbone of America and the Michigan Sugar Company all choosing the Bay Area to establish operations. The area is also a hub for financial and medical services, plus tourism plays a key role in the area’s development. Bay City is a bustling tourist destination, with its selection of shops, galleries and restaurants, as well as the cultural outlets of local museums and a calendar year of community events. The Bay Area is also experiencing a rise in agritourism. Farms invite visitors to take advantage of tours, festivals and fresh produce for sale on-site or at various farmers markets.

The available workforce in the Bay Area is composed of highly motivated, skilled and educated employees, resulting from the region’s choice school systems and first-rate colleges and universities. In addition to producing talented workers, these educational institutions work hand-in-hand with Bay Area businesses to provide customized training services, assistance and support services designed to encourage business success in the local market and beyond.

Businesses will also discover a strong pro-business attitude in the Bay Area. With the presence of such organizations as the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, Bay City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Bay Future and a number of public and private entities, businesses are well supported through various initiatives and advantageous programs and services.

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