Albion is a rural, but culturally rich and diverse community. Right now, there is a present and growing passion amongst residents, businesses, community organizations, Albion College, the City of Albion, and others that is fueling investment in, and revitalization of, the community.
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Affordable Cost of 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. Click HERE for a complete demographic profile of Albion.
Centrally Located in the Midwest
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 U.S. Enjoy a progressive community without a long commute to any major urban center as Albion is 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 Bus access is also available.
Battle Creek Executive Airport at Kellogg Field is 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, just 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. Click HERE to learn more about the Albion Industrial Park, Foreign Trade Zone #43, and Business and Community Incentives for economic and community development and business attraction and growth.
Let the Albion EDC Help You Create Economic Opportunity in Albion
The Albion EDC has been assisting companies succeed since 1977. Understanding that business retention and attraction efforts are a vital aspect of developing a successful, growing community, the Albion EDC Team is here to assist our current and future business every step of the way. Let us lead you through the various state and local incentive options and customize a project proposal that will reduce your start-up costs and help grow your company here in Albion.