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excellent and affordable development opportunities
The Grand Central District offers affordable urban development sites in close proximity to businesses requiring Information Technologies and engineering services support.
Situated in South Central Michigan, where Interstate 94 and U.S. 127 make their crossroads, is Jackson. Less than an hour from Metro Detroit Airport, close to Grand Rapids and a stone’s throw away from two of Michigan’s largest public universities, Michigan State University (East Lansing) and the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor); Jackson’s location on the map positions your company for success with affordable opportunities in information technologies and engineering services. Major companies in the immediate area include Consumers Energy, and Allegiance Health Systems. A Jackson location is also poised to serve a broad range of companies in Southern Michigan from a lower cost staging area in the Grand Central District.read more
access to talent
The University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Western Michigan University have more than 100,000 students and are located less than an hour's drive from The Grand Central District.read more
Jackson is an easy one-hour drive from Metro Airport near Detroit and is immediately adjacent to I-94 and U.S 127, which makes it a convenient drive to Detroit, Ann Arbor, Chicago, and Lansing.read more
business friendly state
Michigan provides a competitive tax structure that makes it a business-friendly state. The Wall Street Journal ranked Michigan No. 1 for states that have recovered most from the recent recession.read more
The Enterprise Group and the City of Jackson Downtown Development Authority are happy to provide information on available properties in the downtown area and also to assist with permitting, incentives and cost estimates.read more
a little about us
The Enterprise Group of Jackson is an economic development agency which was established in 1997 to lead business recruitment and retention in Jackson County. The Enterprise Group is a private/public partnership organized to promote and coordinate economic development initiatives and create wealth within the community. The Enterprise Group and its partner organizations -- the Jackson Area Manufacturers Association, the Academy for Manufacturing Careers and the Procurement Technical Assistance Center of South Central Michigan -- collaborate to provide a one-stop resource to achieve solutions and coordinate business and manufacturing capabilities to promote prosperity, strengthen the economy, stimulate job creation and support business retention and growth.
thriving in jackson
When faced with a decision on where to house the headquarters for our new global healthcare services company serving large healthcare systems in the US and soon in the UK - we again chose Downtown Jackson with a second location! - Tony Mira, President & CEO of Anesthesia Business Consultants