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Our eight-county region in central Michigan provides ease of access to major metros like Chicago, Detroit and Toronto. A champion of education and lifelong learning, we are home to eight colleges, 60,000 students and have built an internationally-recognized STEM ecosystem.

Fueled by our long history in engineering and production, we are proud that companies in sectors ranging from manufacturing, to agriculture and food processing, to aerospace, to healthcare all choose to call the Great Lakes Bay Region home.

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    Facts About the Area   


The Great Lakes Bay Region is home to more than 500,000 residents.


More than 32% of adult residents have earned a
college degree.


The area has large clusters of chemical, manufacturing, and agricultural businesses.

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