Crain’s Michigan Business: Manufacturing and tech companies thrive in Jackson


This month’s Crain’s Michigan Business special report focuses on Jackson.

â–ª A reputable engineering company continues to make history: One of Jackson County’s oldest companies, engineering firm Commonwealth Associates Inc., is building a new $ 26 million headquarters for its 215 local employees in downtown Jackson. Read the story.

â–ª Peak performance: When Chris Salow first met Amanda Hutchings, he didn’t think she seemed like the type to run a manufacturing company. He was wrong. With Hutchings in charge of Peak Manufacturing, sales grew 60% and the company is making spectacular inroads in China. Read the story.

â–ª A non-profit agency helps businesses grow: The Enterprise Group helps businesses large and small navigate land assembly, permitting, zoning and brownfield redevelopment to create jobs and undertake new development projects. Read the story.

â–ª Local Logic helps small businesses thrive on the web: The Jackson-based company was the first tenant of the Jackson SmartZone incubator. Today, the company and its spinoffs, Restaurant Logic and Codify LLC, are expected to generate more than $ 1.5 million in revenue in 2018. Read the article.

â–ª The entrepreneurial plunge is paying off for former Pfizer employees: A biotechnology company founded by a former husband and wife of Pfizer is thriving in Jackson County. The couple also plan to reinvent a former Ford Motor Co. factory into an imaginative multi-purpose facility. Read the story.


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