Doing Business in Emmet County
It all works here!
For generations, the most respected and internationally regarded families, entrepreneurs, executives and corporate leaders have come to Northern Michigan for rest and relaxation, and found, in turn, a wealth of reasons to invest more than just their time.
In recent decades, summer homes have evolved into year ‘round residences, as working families find their niche along the shores of Lake Michigan. The region’s diversified economy— a mix of successful retail, industrial, tourism-oriented, agricultural, building trades and health and medical professions —is buoyed by responsive local units of government, convenient transportation, state-of-the-art technological infrastructure and an alliance of business professionals in place to ensure success from day one.
As Emmet County leaders see it, the easier it is for businesses to open shop and thrive here, the better it is for the county and the region as a whole. In fact, the county’s board of commissioners is examining its planning and zoning policies to streamline the process for those applicants who meet code at the get-go.
Whether it’s turning a penchant for extreme sports into a profession or catering to the tens of thousands of tourists who flock up North, operating a factory with hundreds of skilled employees or expanding a family specialty business, the sky is the limit in Emmet County when it comes to business opportunity.
Business Resources – Emmet County, Michigan
- Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA)
- Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC)
- Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce
In Emmet County, world-class health care comes standard
There aren’t many towns of 6,000 in rural America that can boast walking-distance access to the world’s best physicians, a cadre of top oncologists, internationally regarded cardiologists,skilled stroke specialists, high-level nurses and prompt, state-of-the-art EMS response services with Emmet County EMS.
But Petoskey can.
Living in Emmet County brings quality of life on many fronts, and providing the best of the best in health care has always been at the top of the chart.
For decades, McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital has been steadfastly supported by wealthy resort families who summer in Northern Michigan. Wanting access to the most advanced level of care for themselves and their community, these well-connected families have generously donated resources to the operations of the hospital. The community, too, has stepped up to ensure McLaren remains the vital force it is as a regional referral center.
Among the colleagues hustling down hallways and delivering care with compassion are doctors who literally could practice anywhere in the world. They’ve chosen Emmet County.