38 W. Wall Steet, P.O. Box 428
Benton Harbor, MI 49023-0428
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Newcomers to our business community can look forward to being greeted with open arms. Cooperative governmental bodies work with local businesses to facilitate expansion and relocation to our area. The team at Cornerstone Alliance will work with you to find what incentives your company may be eligible for by working with our partners at the state and local level.
We offer outstanding community and state incentives to make your location here an easy decision!
Michigan's Great Southwest along with our partners at the State of Michigan can provide a variety of incentives that focus on job creation, employee training and tax abatements such as Tax Free Renaissance Zones, Michigan Economic Growth Authority Tax Credits, Economic Development Job Training Funds, Youth Apprenticeship Tax Credits, Technology Transfer Programs, Emerging Technologies Matching Funds, and more. Michigan's Great Southwest consistently maintains a business environment where costs are reasonable and profitability is high.
Available Land and Buildings
Locally, strong public/private partnerships allow the community to offer free land to businesses interested in coming to the area. These unique partnerships also allow the community to offer unique build-to suit opportunities and attractive lease rates for existing facilities. High-tech office space is available throughout our community, and incentive based lease rates are in place. Whatever your facility's needs are, we have the plan that's right for you.
Infrastructure Development Assistance
The state of Michigan, through various state and federal programs can provide public infrastructure assistance to communities for activities that range from road construction to wastewater treatment to rail access to industrial sites. These programs are administered by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the Department of Transportation. Grants generally cover 50%-90% of public infrastructure development costs and up to 50% of eligible rail costs.
Possible Tax Incentives
In addition to the incentives listed above, in Michigan's Great Southwest you will find low construction costs and utility rates below the state and national average.
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