Economic Development

Why is Midland one of the Best Places to grow your Business?

  • Over 40% of our workforce has a bachelor’s or graduate degree
  • We have the highest per capita PhD population in the Midwest 
  • Delta Community College has an Award Winning Fast Start 16 week program that trains new workers in critical manufacturing skills 
  • Pro-business City of Midland powers The Dow Chemical Company Corporate Head Quarters with clean, efficient landfill gas to electricity plant 
  • We have an industrial infrastructure with available capacity of 10 million gallons of water per day 
  • We are home to an award winning Economic Gardening Program 
Business Resources

Midland's elite workforce gives local business a competitive advantage:

  • Over 40% of the population has a bachelor's or graduate degree
  • Highest per capita concentration of PhDs in the nation
  • Successful partnership between major chemical industry manufacturers and local colleges

Training Programs

  • Midland fosters unique programs that train local workers in specific manufacturing, skilled trades, and chemical process skills - reducing your training and scale-up time:

Education and Training Connection
Great Lakes Safety Training Center
Delta Fast Start Training Programs