The push to ‘Go Green’ is not just about energy conservation. Public opposition to greenfield development has led to increased restrictions, forcing businesses and venture capitalists to seek other options. Recent changes in environmental regulation have made brownfield redevelopment a very attractive alternative for developers and entrepreneurs, not to mention the Jackson community has nationally recognized success in Brownfield developments.
The Community Development Department provides services to businesses and residents interested in acquiring, repairing, or building and improving their property. These services include: assistance with land use plans; building, plumbing, electrical, structural, fence, and sign permits; small business micro loans; housing rehabilitation loans; property tax abatement for new and expanding businesses; brownfield (environmental clean up) tax credits; historic preservation designation and tax credit information; the sale of City-owned property; home ownership referrals; rental, non owner occupied and vacant property inspections; zoning and other land use information; local, state and federal economic development programs, housing and neighborhood improvement funds and services, and receipt of complaints regarding debris, unlicensed / abandoned vehicles, and open and unsafe buildings.
Whether you’re a fledgling entrepreneur looking to get your feet off the ground or a larger business trying to stretch your wings, Jackson County has all of the right assets to make your business take off - a highly skilled and productive workforce, a nationally certified Academy for Manufacturing Careers, nationally recognized high schools, colleges and universities, and plenty of quality affordable living arrangements. There are also a number of incentives offered by Jackson and the surrounding communities, along with the State of Michigan, designed to help companies succeed.
The Jackson Area Association of REALTORS exists to deliver services that enhances profitability, professionalism, cooperation and education to its members and to protect the rights of real property ownership through effective communications utilizing advanced technologies.
Registering a Business name in Jackson County protects the business name in Jackson County only.
Parcel adjacent to TAC Manufacturing and Maverick Industries. Great location and great neighbors! The Blackman LDFA owns the 80 acre parcel South on County Farm Road and has control over the 181-acre parcel for sale. Services are at County Farm Road. The Township along with the Township’s Local Development Finance Authority (LDFA) will work with company for most types of development with new job creation and private investment. A portion of the property is within the SmartZone boundary.
Renaissance Zones are virtually tax-free areas within Jackson County that are specifically designated to attract new business investment, development and job creation. These areas offer state and local tax exemption for up to 15 years from when they were designated. Most of these areas are former industrial sites with good roads and services available.