Business Districts

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

Banks Business District


One of Bay City's original neighborhood business districts, runs along Marquette Avenue from Ohio Street north to Harry S Truman Parkway. The District serves as the heart of the Banks residential neighborhood. You can fill a prescription, purchase groceries, have your automobile repaired, get a hair cut, purchase party supplies, learn to dance, and have your plumbing and heating repaired or replaced. Banks is a family oriented District where you can still meet the owner behind the counter.

Broadway Avenue Business District


Established in Bay City's South End over 100 years ago. Today, the South End Business District is home to banking, dining, indoor and outdoor hand made wood crafts, and service oriented businesses extending from Lafayette Avenue south to McGraw Avenue. After a great meal at one of the area's restaurants take care of business, whether it's shopping for a hand made wooden cabinet or looking for the perfect paint for that bedroom - take care of all your business and financial needs in Broadway Avenue Business District.

Columbus Avenue Business District


The place to come for home appliances, fitness/exercise, business services, restaurants, and moving services. If it is skills you are looking for, you can find knowledgeable professionals like contractors, plumbers or electricians here as well. Services are bountiful from auto care, to insurance and health and beauty care. Located in the heart of the district is the oldest continuously operating community theatre in Michigan, Bay City Players, where the family can enjoy musicals, comedies, mysteries and dramas.

View the Columbus Avenue Business District Map (PDF).

Downtown Bay City


Located in the historic and cultural central business district (between Madison Avenue and the Saginaw River) with eighteen blocks of specialty retail shops, art galleries, restaurants and pubs, financial services, and cultural venues. The area also includes Michigan's largest selection of antiques, the historical State Theatre, the Bay County Historical Museum and Kantzler Maritime Gallery, and is home of the Princess Wenonah and Islander River Tour and Excursion Boats offering narrated historical tours and private charters.

Johnson Street Business District


A charming neighborhood business district that specializes in home furnishings, fresh vegetable market, and the finest wine in the state. Other services include dry cleaning, florists, a hair care center, pharmacy, gift shop, and neighborhood pub.
Lafayette/Salzburg/Kosciuszko Business District

A collection of distinct neighborhood businesses that extend along Salzburg east to Kosciuszko offering everything from cappuccino to fresh fruit and meat market, corner pubs, business furniture, pharmacy, and ladies clothing.

The Midland Street Historic District


On the west side of the City, is noted for entertainment venues, unique shops, dining establishments, antiques, crafts, home furnishings, marinas, and various service businesses. The streets bustle with several restaurants and pubs that are popular for food, dancing and fun.

View the Midland Street Historic District Map (PDF).

Industrial Districts


Most manufacturing and industrial areas are located along Morton Street, Harrison Street, Woodside Avenue, and at the Marquette Industrial Center. Companies such as General Motors Powertrain, SC Johnson and Son, Carbone of America/Ultra Carbon Division, Kerkau Manufacturing, Gougeon, and York Electric are the mainstay of the industrial base. Numerous small industrial companies are located throughout the area.

View the Marquette Industrial Center Brochure (PDF).