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Ottawa County, Michigan is a location that offers many benefits to the employer as well as the employee:

  • Strong work ethic & a skilled workforce
     
  • Low unionization
     
  • Diversified economic base - manufacturing, agriculture, tourism & recreation
     
  • Local governmental cooperation
     
  • Municipal electric utilities & lower rates
     
  • Availability of land for development
     
  • New development & growth; non-distress
     
  • Quality of life - schools, churches, public infrastructure & Lake Michigan shoreline
     
  • Relative low cost housing
     
  • Convenient location relative to Chicago & Detroit

Ottawa County's Key Statistics

  • Ottawa County’s Key Statistics:
     
  • Total Population: 238,314 (2000)
     
  • Median Household Income: $51,146 (1999)
     
  • Civilian Labor Force: 145,000 (2001)
     
  • Total Employment: 139,750 (2001)
    Unemployment: 5,250 (2001)
     
  • Unemployment Rate: 3.6%
     
  • (2001) Bond Rating: AAA
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