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Lower business costs in Hillsdale County means more companies are seeking ways to move here. 


Land and resources can be expensive in other parts of the state, but our region focuses on helping companies here be successful.


A competitive business climate can turn big ideas into big profits. From creative incentives to affordable real estate and industrial training, Hillsdale County supports every aspect of business.


The EDP of Hillsdale County works with state and local partners to tailor high-impact incentive packages that include financing, local tax incentives, and workforce development.


In Hillsdale County, you will find:

  • A state business tax climate ranked 13th in the U.S.

  • Corporate Tax Rate ranked as 10th best in the nation (4.3% to 6.0%)

  • Right-to-work legislation passed in 2012

  • State Workers' Compensation costs that are among the lowest in the Midwest

  • Regional intergovernmental cooperation to reduce operating costs

  • Long-standing partnerships among area manufacturers to lower business costs and improve industry performance.

  • Hillsdale County boasts an average commercial energy rate of 11.45 cents per kWh, slightly above than the national average.

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