Business Resources

An aerial view of the Bay City area.
Bay City offers a number of progressive incentives for businesses expanding or relocating to the area. The following should be considered as a general summary:
  1. Business Districts

    Bay City has several thriving and charming neighborhood business districts and also offers manufacturing in the Marquette Street Industrial Center.

  2. Business Financing

    Bonds, loans and other financing options, on both state and local levels, will help get your business up and running in Bay City.

  3. Electric

    Bay City Electric Light and Power, a municipal utility, provides reliable, high-quality and inexpensive electricity to customers in Bay City and parts of Bay County. Rates are approximately 17% lower than other cities in mid-Michigan.

  4. Infrastructure

    Federal and state grants are available for eligible projects to develop and build needed infrastructure.

  5. Job Training

    Bay City is an active participant in maintaining a highly trained, skilled labor force. Employers are at the front end, designing their own customized employee training programs and working in partnership with schools, agencies and other community resources to develop the most effective workers.

  6. Land Assembly

    The City of Bay City employs professionals to assist businesses with locating, assembling and purchasing land for residential, commercial and industrial purposes.

  7. Tax Abatements

    The City of Bay City grants tax incentives for local investors through programs which particularly focus on renovation, rehabilitation and redevelopment.

  8. Tax Obligations

    Find information regarding Bay City's tax rates and business obligations.