Location! Location! Location!
Sitting at the strategic midpoint of Chicago and Detroit, Southwest Michigan is one of the nation’s premier locations for logistics centers and warehouse distribution sites. Situated along the NAFTA Corridor, Southwest Michigan can help you reach your customers from Canada to Mexico.
Our pro-business environment, motivated labor pool and affordable wage rates have attracted distribution centers from companies like Target Corporation and Kenco Logistics. We offer one of the lowest cost origins in the Midwest; freight transportation by over forty truckload and less-than-truckload carriers, including American Freightways, ABF and ICX; and easy transport by rail, air and major parcel carriers.
Top Regional Employers
|KAZOO, Inc.||Professional Garments||Kalamazoo, MI|
|Kenco Logistic Services||Multi-client||Kalamazoo, MI|
|Kendall Electric||Electrical||Portage, MI|
|Imperial Beverage||Food & Beverage Distribution||Kalamazoo, MI|
|Seneca Medical Supply||Medical||Kalamazoo, MI|
|Target Corporation||Retail||Galesburg, MI|
Average Wage by Occupation
|Occupation||Mean Hourly Wages|
|Support Activities for Transportation||$13.08|
|Warehousing & Storage||$18.07|
|Maintenance & Repair Workers, General||$17.72|
|Transportation, Storage & Distribution Managers||$34.33|
|Switchboard Operators, including Answering Service||$12.31|
|Office & Administrative Support||$14.92|
Source: Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget, 2010-2011