Cheboygan Life

Opportunities in Cheboygan

Cheboygan is the land opportunity for current and future employers and employees alike. We have a growing, changing historic downtown and commercial assets for visionary industries.

This a resurgent city ready for the future. Cheboygan features remarkable entreprenurial properties with a support network for the new business owner that rivals the biggest cities.

Please contact anyone on the list of resources below or contact the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce and we will facilitate your interest in doing business in the area!

Great Transportation Resources

U.S.Fish and Wildife Station

We feature a deep water port on the Straits of Mackinac, linking goods with markets in all directions across the Great Lakes and to the world through the St. Lawrence Seaway. Our remarkable commercial harbor needs little dredging due to the powerful current coming from a vast tract of watersheds in northern Michigan and provides protection from high winds from all sides.

Major marine construction companies are located in Cheboygan. The Great Lakes U.S. Fish and Wildlife and Geological Survey operations are headquartered here. Why? Because there is no port with characteristics like Cheboygan’s with a more central location in the entire Great Lakes!

Cheboygan is in the process of further enhancing its potential as your home port for cost-effective shipping of your goods. Contact the Chamber for more information.
Two major highways intersect in downtown. Historic Us Route 23 connect us to points west and east and Route 27 to the south. Interstate 75 features three Cheboygan Exits, all just a short distance from the center of the Cheboygan area.

Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce

We’re an active partner with member businesses and you’ll find great service organizations and other civic groups eager to help you reach your business goals in Cheboygan. The Chamber offers many member benefits and discounts which decrease your cost of doing business here, along with great networking events to help you connect in this land of opportunity.

We also provide a broad range of business relocation services. Just give us a call!

Please read more about the values of working with the CACC in running or relocating your business here on our Chamber page and contact us for more information.

Local Economic Development Partners

There are excellent commercial development locations, business expansion assistance, and other opportunities and resources throughout our area. Please contact us to help you identify your path to greater success. We’ll help steer you in the right direction and make sure you get all the help you need.

Below are some important links. The Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to learn more and we’re ready to partner with you to grow your business here in Cheboygan.

Cheboygan County Economic Development Corporation

The Cheboygan County Economic Development Corporation is a County authority that provides information and facilitates expansion of employment opportunities in Cheboygan County. They provide assistance in making the best contacts with economic development resources. They also assist in obtaining the necessary permits from various government agencies.  The EDC is supported through the Cheboygan County Community Development Department.

Cheboygan Economic Development Group

The mission of CEDG is to increase and enhance Cheboygan’s economic activity for the benefit of all citizens of the county community. It’s a private non-profit organization of business leaders and community stakeholders committed to facilitating economic growth.

Michigan Works!

The mission of Michigan Works is to provide leadership and services, and promote quality and excellence for the advancement of Michigan’s Workforce Development System and its customers and professionals.

Northern Lakes Economic Alliance

Northern Lakes Economic AllianceNo one knows Northern Michigan like the NLEA, and with access to the most comprehensive resources available through our core partners including Michigan State University Extension and the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center, we can guide you through the often-daunting research that makes starting a business a complex and difficult process.

Downtown Development Authority

Downtown Development AssociationThe DDA’s main purpose is to improve the functional quality as well as the aesthetics of Cheboygan’s Downtown while preserving its character.

North Central Michigan College

NCMC has a growing presence in Cheboygan, helping make sure area employers have the skilled labor force they need to take their business to the next level. Please read more about our community college to learn how NCMC can help grow your business.