in the Great Lakes Bay Region

About the Region

Midland, Bay City, Saginaw and Mount Pleasant are the heart of the Great Lakes Bay Region. From the bustle of Downtown Saginaw to the quiet agricultural communities of Gratiot County, the Great Lakes Bay Region spans diverse communities throughout the heart of Michigan.

Thanks to its blue collar heritageĀ and convenient access to the rest of the world, businesses of all types are finding that the Great Lakes Bay Region is their perfect home.

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Facts about the area

Population

The Great Lakes Bay Region is home to more than 500,000 residents.

Education

More than 32% of adult residents have earned a college degree.

Businesses

The area has large clusters of chemical, manufacturing, and agricultural businesses.

 

Great Lakes Bay Mental Health Partnership

With unanimous support of the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance Board of Directors, the Great Lakes Bay Mental Health Partnership began in 2018 when it was agreed upon that there is a mental health crisis in our Region. A key driver and funder of this initiative is the family and friends of Chad William Dunn, who as a result of mental illness, died by suicide on July 29, 2013. The initiatives’ key supporters also include Central Michigan University College of Medicine, University of Michigan Depression Center, and The Dow Chemical Company Foundation.