If locating an hour’s drive of Detroit, Ann Arbor and Lansing and being even closer to Flint and Auburn Hills is good for YOUR business – READ ON! Grand Blanc has a futuristic, innovative approach to development, but keeps an eye on its rich heritage, resulting in structured commercial development, aseptically pleasing neighborhoods, excellent public services and top rated schools and hospital. Grand Blanc is proud of its small town, friendly atmosphere – a grand place to live, work and play! A great hub in proximity to surrounding urban areas in Southeast and Mid-Michigan, Grand Blanc is minutes away from quality workforce resources including Kettering University, University of Michigan-Flint, ITT Technical Institute, Baker College and Mott Community College. Interstate 75 and US23 intersect Grand Blanc. Grand Blanc is also south of Interstate 69 and Bishop International Airport. Grand Blanc’s pivotal location has made this small city a choice business location for local entrepreneurs.
The City of Grand Blanc is great for small businesses too.
Small businesses are the key to Grand Blanc’s economy, fostering job creation, innovation and economic diversification. Small businesses and industries of all sizes can find prime property to settle in, relocate to or grow into here in Grand Blanc. Providing frontage, maximum visibility and ready access to quality infrastructure, City properties are ready to be re-purposed for private development. Conveniently located near major Interstates and 7 miles from Bishop International Airport, Grand Blanc industries and commuters enjoy convenient transportation and updated infrastructure. From office suites and downtown shops, to the four acres of prime commercial real estate in the Central Business District, Grand Blanc is ready to accommodate entrepreneurs and industries of all sizes. To assist new and current business owners, Grand Blanc has instituted an innovative Business Assistance Team consisting of City stakeholders providing City service information and business technical assistance. Through community partnerships, Grand Blanc coordinates resources assisting business owners in preparing for meetings with lenders, discussing variety of financing options and connecting the business owners with appropriate funding sources. Grand Blanc’s Farmers Market offers entrepreneurial business access to promotional and “store front” services directly to the consumer. Grand Blanc also has experience with significant, successful Downtown Development and Brownfield Redevelopment Authority projects including an injection of over $2,500,000 in investment for two buildings, one 8,800 square feet and the other 3,200 square feet, providing over 170 job opportunities. In addition to these services, Grand Blanc provides a number of incentives to encourage business growth, including a rapid site plan review process and close connections with local technical agencies to assist with marketing plans and property searches.