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Intro to Delta County, MI

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Key facts on Delta County, MI and the City of Escanaba for site selectors and business prospects, prepared by the Delta County Economic Development Alliance.

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Intro to Delta County, MI

  1. 1. Delta County, Michigan Thursday, August 12, 2010
  2. 2. Stats & Demographics More fresh water shoreline than any other county in the nation Thursday, August 12, 2010
  3. 3. Population •Delta County 38,520 •City of Escanaba 13,140 •33 people per square mile Source: 2000 Census Thursday, August 12, 2010
  4. 4. Median Household Income Delta County = $35,511 Cost of Living Index 76.2 (national average is 100) Thursday, August 12, 2010
  5. 5. Average comute = 17 minutes Thursday, August 12, 2010
  6. 6. Labor Data •Number in labor force 19,350 •Active job seekers 2,350 •Unemployment rate 12.1% Thursday, August 12, 2010
  7. 7. Top Industries •Education, Health, Social Services 19.6% •Manufacturing 18.9% •Retail 13.2% •Tourism 10.9% Thursday, August 12, 2010
  8. 8. Top Employers •New Page (paper mill) 1040 •Hannahville Indian Community 900 •OSF Hospital & Medical Group 850 •Island Resort & Casino 520 •Engineered Machined Products 500 Thursday, August 12, 2010
  9. 9. Composition of Economy United States Delta County Percentage of Establishments Self-employed Stage 1 (2 - 9) Stage 2 (10 - 99) Stage 3 (100 - 499) Stage 4 (500+) 0 15.0 30.0 45.0 60.0 9 Thursday, August 12, 2010
  10. 10. Job Creation United States Delta County Percentage of Jobs Self-employed Stage 1 (2 - 9) Stage 2 (10 - 99) Stage 3 (100 - 499) Stage 4 (500+) 0 12.5 25.0 37.5 50.0 10 Thursday, August 12, 2010
  11. 11. 2nd Stage Business •privately held •10 - 99 employees •$1 million+ annual sales •desire to grow Thursday, August 12, 2010
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  15. 15. Marble Arms Thursday, August 12, 2010
  16. 16. Manufacturing = Sayklly’s Candies Retail = Sayklly’s Confectionery & Gifts www.upcandy.com Thursday, August 12, 2010
  17. 17. Infrastructure Thursday, August 12, 2010
  18. 18. 3 Deep Water Ports Escanaba, Gladstone, and Wells Thursday, August 12, 2010
  19. 19. 2 Rail Carriers Canadian National Escanaba & Lake Superior Thursday, August 12, 2010
  20. 20. US2, 41 &M35 Multiple trucking and delivery companies Thursday, August 12, 2010
  21. 21. Water • City of Escanaba built existing water treatment plant in 1952 with intake from Little Bay de Noc. • Capacity is 8 million gallons per day. Maximum summer demand is 4 million gallons per day. Thursday, August 12, 2010
  22. 22. ATC • Owns and operates the high- voltage electric transmission system in the Upper Peninsula • ATC has invested more than $2.1 billion in upgrades since 2001 to ensure a more reliable transmission system Thursday, August 12, 2010
  23. 23. • Presently in negotiations to purchase the existing coal-fired power plant from the City of Escanaba for conversion to biomass Escanaba Energy • The Upper Peninsula Power Company has served as operator of the facility for 50 years but will no longer manage the plant after the sale Thursday, August 12, 2010
  24. 24. Gas Thursday, August 12, 2010
  25. 25. Broadband Internet Free wireless in downtown and the marina Thursday, August 12, 2010
  26. 26. Education High School graduation rate in Delta County 86.9% High School graduation rate in United States 73.9% Thursday, August 12, 2010
  27. 27. Enrollment projected at 3,000 students Up 15% this fall Thursday, August 12, 2010
  28. 28. Regional Universities Thursday, August 12, 2010
  29. 29. Workforce & Business Development Recruiting, screening, mass hires, customized training, business planning, government contracting Thursday, August 12, 2010
  30. 30. Healthcare OSF Hospital named one of the top hospitals in the US in 2010 for providing perfect surgical care Thursday, August 12, 2010
  31. 31. Outdoor Recreation Thursday, August 12, 2010
  32. 32. Arts and Culture Thursday, August 12, 2010
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