Albion is the ideal place to live, work and play. It’s a small town with global reach and a community full of passion.   Since the 90’s, Albion has managed to overcome some rather serious unemployment problems and is home to a variety of industries and businesses.  The diversity Albion has is unique for a small city in rural Michigan and has remained a constant source of vitality.Albion offers a strong community on the rise with a growing population of potential employees.  To better share this, we have noted some quick numbers that tell a great story.  For more community data –

Quick Facts:

  • Population
    • Albion 8,337 (growing)
    • Greater Albion 10,800
    • Calhoun County 134,386
    • Within 60 minutes 1,398,752
  • Median Income Per Capita $15,197
  • Median Household Income $28,494
  • Unemployment Rate 40%

Affordable Living

Cost of living in Albion is well below the nation at 73 with housing being the largest contributing factor to the lower number.  The median value of owner-occupied homes is $56,900.  Albion was ranked the 16th best community in Michigan for first time home-buyers and ranked 235 nationally.

Centrally Located

Locating your business in Albion positions your company for success.  Albion is directly located on Interstate 94, connecting Detroit with Chicago, the busiest international trade route in the Country.  Average commute for employees within the City is 17.9 minutes.  Getting somewhere does not need to take a lot of time!Enjoy a progressive community without a long commute to any major urban center, in fact Albion lies within a 250 mile radius of 16 major cities, including Jackson (20 miles), Battle Creek (28 miles), Lansing (40 miles), Kalamazoo (45 miles), Ann Arbor (54 miles), Detroit (90 miles), Chicago (190 miles) and Columbus (240 miles).

Albion has convenient all-season east and west trucking access along I-94, with over 40 trucking lines serving the area.  Daily trips via Amtrak to Chicago and many other locations from a downtown train station and freight rail service by Canadian National and Norfolk Southern.  Greyhound access is also available.  Need to fly out…no problem, W.K. Kellogg Airport is located just 30 miles away and offers general aviation, corporate flight and aviation service facility with a 10,003-foot runway.  If commercial passenger service is what you need, Albion is easily commutable to four airports, including Detroit Metro a mere 80 miles away.

Albion is also located within Foreign Trade Zone #43, with an inland port of entry in Battle Creek, making international business that much easier and cost effective.

Create Economic Opportunity in Albion

The Albion EDC, assisting companies succeed since 1977, has the leadership, strategy and development expertise to help you create economic opportunity in our Community.  Business retention and attraction efforts are a vital aspect of developing a successful, growing community.  The Albion EDC Team understand this and puts our companies first, both now and later.  We are with you every step of the way.  Let the Albion EDC lead you through the various state and local incentive options and customize a project proposal that will reduce start-up costs and help grow your company here in Albion.  We welcome you to come visit and see for yourself what Albion has to offer.  We hope to see you soon!


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