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You will be hard pressed to find a community with more pride than Ypsilanti Township. Workers in our community are dedicated to their craft and we celebrate our history, diversity, arts, recreation and academics. We welcome new-comers and are enthusiastic about entrepreneurs. We have it all!


Skilled Professionals

Ypsilanti Township is located on the eastern edge of Washtenaw County sharing a boundary with Wayne County in southeast Michigan. Because of this beneficial location, companies can tap into either the Ann Arbor or Detroit labor markets.

While 65% of workers in the area live in Wayne and Washtenaw Counties, ease of access via I-94 and I-275 attracts employees from 10 counties in more than a 60-mile radius. More than a quarter of those employed in this region travel 25 miles or more from their home to work. Of those, half travel more than 50 miles. This extended labor market spans 12 counties and contains a labor force of three million people.

Colleges and Universities – There are over 30 institutions of higher learning with over 400,000 students enrolled within an hour’s drive of Ypsilanti Township.


Ability to Attract Workforce/Quality of Life

Sports/Entertainment/Culture/Arts – Home to four major league sports teams, 30 art museums, 40 performing arts venues, and the Ann Arbor Art Fair, one of the nation’s largest.

Parks/Trails/Recreation – Whether you want to ride your bicycle on an off-road trail to Lake Erie, kayak the Detroit River or downhill ski, the region offers an abundance of year-round recreational opportunities.

Housing and Affordability - In this region, people are excited about trying new styles and for this reason, newcomers will be thrilled with their options and affordability.

Mass Transit – The area is serviced by Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority for local trips, Amtrak for regional excursions, and Michigan Flyer for getting to and from the airport.


Logistical Dream

Highways - Intersecting the region are four freeway corridors. I-94 runs west to Chicago and east to Detroit and Canada. I-75 connects the northern Michigan region to the rest of the United States, and I-275 and US-23 bisect the region and merge into I-75.

Airports - The region is home to two airports: the world-class Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) that provides international non-stop daily flights and Willow Run Airport, an international cargo airport. DTW offers several daily non-stop flight locations in China and Japan, as well as additional connections to routes throughout Asia.

Rail - Norfolk Southern provides freight rail service in the Township.


Access to Consumers – Ypsilanti Township is located within the Detroit-Warren-Ann Arbor Combined Statistical Area and has a population of over 5.3 million. Windsor and Toledo, Ohio add an additional one million people to the immediate trading area. An estimated 46 million people live within a 300-mile radius of Ypsilanti. Metro Detroit is at the center of an emerging Great Lakes Megalopolis.

Cost of doing business

Real Estate - Available industrial land, as well as high quality commercial/mixed-use sites in high-traffic corridors.

Utility costs - DTE Energy provides both electric and natural gas power to Ypsilanti Township and works to assist new customers with quick and easy access to up-to-date rates and costs for projects of any size. Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority provides water and sewer. There are no limitations on water in Ypsilanti Township.

Taxes - Michigan’s corporate income tax rate is 6% and has eliminated the industrial personal property tax.

Charter Township of Ypsilanti  •  7200 S. Huron River Dr. Ypsilanti, Mi 48197  •  (734) 484 - 4700

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