Portage is a vital, ever changing and resilient city offering businesses unmatched opportunity, significant comparative advantages and a creative and capable public sector partner. Whether starting, expanding or relocating your business, city administration is dedicated to assisting you.

Advantages of Doing Business in Portage

  • A strategic location half way between Detroit and Chicago
  • Crossroads of two major interstates - I-94 and US 131
  • Convenient access to Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport
  • Wide variety of shopping, dining and consumer services
  • Largest regional retail center in southwest Michigan - Crossroads Mall
  • Disposable income higher than the national average
  • Highly educated local workforce
  • Available developable property
  • Modern and extensive infrastructure and amenities throughout the community
  • Very low municipal tax rate
  • Diverse and affordable housing opportunities
  • Over 2,000 acres of park and recreational space
  • Strong regional healthcare system - Borgess & Bronson hospitals
  • Low crime rate and nationally accredited Public Safety services
  • Award-winning public schools
  • Professional and experienced government service