Superior Trade Zone Designation for Delta and Marquette Counties
A new economic development district in the Upper Peninsula officially became law in Michigan when Governor Rick Snyder signed the legislation enacted in 2014. The law amends Public Act 275 to include a sixth Next Michigan Development Corporation in Delta and Marquette counties. Five such districts exist downstate and are eligible for state funding and tax incentives. These incentives are available not only to new businesses but also those expanding in Michigan that utilize multi-modal transportation in their supply or production chains.
City of Escanaba
As of the 2010 census, Escanaba had a population of 12,616, making this city the third-largest city in the Upper Peninsula. Escanaba began as a port town in 1863, gaining importance in the U.S. as a shipping point for iron ore, lumber, and copper during the Civil War. Escanaba is home to one of the safest natural harbors in the upper Great Lakes, which makes the area a natural destination for boaters, anglers, and outdoor enthusiasts. Today, Escanaba and the surrounding area are home to a major wood product manufacturing operation, coated paper manufacturing operation, thermoformed packaging operation, ore shipping, railroad operation, and one of the finest handcrafted bedding manufacturers in the bedding industry, to name a few.
City of Gladstone
Gladstone is a pristine community of nearly 5,200 residents nestled on the northern shores of Little Bay De Noc. With this fortune, Gladstone has become one of the premier walleye fishing destinations throughout the Country. If fishing is not your “snag”, then come join us for the many other activities that have dubbed Gladstone the title of “Year Round Playground”. Gladstone offers a revitalized downtown business district, warm residential living coupled with small industry for viable employment. Businesses that have made Gladstone their home include the world's most famous Gun Sight manufacture, a Valve Automation manufacture, and one of the largest privately owned producers of hardwood veneer, lumber, and specialty plywood in North America. The Gladstone School System is second to none when offering quality education for our young people.
Delta County Townships
In addition, Delta County is home to 14 townships that contribute to the quality of life in our community.