Community Profile Reports
The City of Flint and the communities of Genesee County, Michigan comprise a fast growing, vibrant, asset rich region that has much to offer businesses and professionals alike. The region consists of four major colleges and universities and many more satellite college campuses with more than 34,000 students and numerous “top 10” degree programs. Our community also boasts three medical centers and a freestanding cancer treatment center.
Our world-class infrastructure is evidenced by our new $33 million intermodal freight center at Bishop International Airport. This facility has the capacity to handle in excess of 60 million pounds of freight annually. The confluence of three major highways – I-75, US 23 and I-69 (the NAFTA/International Trade Corridor) – connect to the United States, Canada and Mexico. Nearly 70% of US imports to Canada travel by truck over I-69. The intersection of continental and intercontinental railways CSX and CN, provides area companies with rail access to points across the US and Canada. Plus, the Mid-Michigan Foreign Trade Zone permits businesses to lower expenses and increase profits through import-export activities.
The Flint & Genesee County MSA is renowned for its low fixed costs with very competitive lease rates, land costs and tax incentives. Wages are 15% lower than average Michigan wage rates. And electricity costs are 20-30% lower than most Michigan communities.
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