The Delta County Economic Development Alliance is a one-stop resource for business retention, expansion and attraction serving all of Delta County since 1990. Our mission is to provide leadership to strengthen, support, and attract businesses, developing a prosperous community. By design we are co-located in the Delta County Commerce Center with the Chamber, Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Builders Exchange and U.P. State Fair Management team. We all work together to drive economic development for our community. We help connect clients with resources, support expansion projects, conduct outreach for attraction efforts, help startups, work with entrepreneurs and host site visits. We have connections with commercial real estate brokers and maintain an inventory of available commercial properties for lease and for sale. We work with federal, state, and local resources to coordinate incentive proposals for prospective businesses. We share a close partnership with the Michigan Works, the UPWard Talent Council and posted 957 jobs and filled 662 for wage Impact of over $15 million in 2015. Delta County is located at the crossroads of the major transportation routes through US-2, US-41 and M-35. These routes provide the main north-south and east-west arteries through the U. P. Delta County Airport is Class E, Category 4. Commercial and general aviation services, two year-round all weather runways with full ILS, and convenient truck access are offered. Jet Service is provided by Delta Airlines. Canadian National and Escanaba and Lake Superior Railroad provide rail service. The 4 natural deep water ports shipped 3.3 million tons of commodities in 2012. The Superior Trade Zone is an economic development district in Delta and Marquette Counties designated by the State of Michigan. New transportation and logistics projects are eligible for state funding and tax incentives. These incentives are available not only to new businesses but also those expanding in Michigan that utilize multi-modal transportation in their supply or production chains. Delta County is known for its collaborative attitude and flexible business environment to help companies succeed. Delta County’s broad and diverse manufacturers lead the rest of the U.P. in exports sending products and services all around the globe. We facilitate the CEO Manufacturing Roundtable and the newly formed Delta County Safety Task Force.
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