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Southwest Michigan Certified Business Parks

Plainwell Industrial Park

Contact Information:

Denise Siegel
Economic Development Manager
The City of Plainwell
211 N. Main St.
Plainwell, MI 49080
Phone: (269) 685-6821
Fax: (269) 685-7282
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General Information:

Park Address: Acorn St. and M-89

County: Allegan

Size: 93 acres

Percent Developed: 94%

Percent Occupied: 90%, 10%

Price of Land per Acre: Negotiable

Incentives: Tax abatements to qualifiying businesses include 50% abatements up to 12 years for real property; 50% abatements on personal property less than $250,000 for 3 years and 50% abatements on personal property less than $250,000 for 3 years and 50% abatements of personal property over $250,000 for up to 6 years.

Nearest Expressway: US-131 – near Interstate 94

Distance in Miles: 1.5

Class A All-Weather Road: M-89

Distance in Miles: Adjacent

Airport: Plainwell Municipal Airport – 2 miles, Kalamazoo Municipal Airport – 20 miles

Landing Strip / Helipad: Landing strip within park.

Railroads: Norfolk Southern & Grand Elk Railroad Community served by two railroads, lead track within park, park within switching limits, and railroad adjacent t

Highway: US-131 – 1.5 miles

Occupant Services:

  • Gas Station(s) – .1 mile
  • Bank(s) – .5 mile
  • Restaurant(s) – .1 mile
  • Licensed Day-Care(s) – .5 mile
  • Lodging – 1 mile

Park Tenants:

  • Ace Parking Lot & Striping
  • Action Insulating Service
  • Auto Image
  • Bonded Transportation
  • Consolidated Stripping
  • Darby Metal Treating
  • Drew Telecom Group
  • Drug & Laboratory Disposal
  • FBN Sales
  • Gecko Products
  • HyTech Spring & Machine
  • JS Automation
  • LAD Cleaning Solutions
  • Michigan Pallet Company 
  • Modernistic
  • Montissa
  • Nobis Agri Service
  • Plas-Tech Mold & Design, Inc.
  • Preferred Plastics
  • R Factor
  • Rizzo Packaging
  • Rope Lok
  • Schultz Sand & Gravel
  • Select Millwork Company
  • Talicor
  • The Perceptive Group
  • TMD Machine
  • Travis Creek and Tooling
  • Tustin Asphalt Paving
  • United Home Services
  • West Michigan Scales

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Information About Park/Area:

Plainwell Community Information -- Otsego and Plainwell, known as the Twin Cities, have much to offer both visitors and residents alike. The area has many natural lakes and rivers, recreational parks, several golf courses, two ski resorts, and a variety of annual community events including parades, musical events, craft shows and festivals for every season. The Twin Cities are great shopping destinations boasting many antique and specialty shops as well as restaurants for you to enjoy. Plainwell is an ideal place to live and work. Plainwell offers an exemplary school system, an award winning health care provider, downtown parks, available and affordable housing, and a distinct community with its own industrial, commercial and residential base. With over 4,500 jobs currently supported in Plainwell, companies, firms, and small business owners alike will find that Plainwell provides the needed market, space, and talent needed to succeed. There is a seven acre recreation area with the Plainwell Industrial Park with softball fields.

Plainwell History -- Originally known as The Junction, Plainwell began primarily due to the plank toll roads built between 1852 and 1855 to join Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. These plank roads were used for transportation of supplies, soldiers, and primarily for the stage lines to run more smoothly over the early Indian trails. After the stagelines discontinued their operation, Plainwell remained an important junction, as there were two major railroad lines, the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern and the Grand Rapids and Indiana, in use. Another important factor in the development of Plainwell was the formation of the Plainwell Water Power Company in 1856. As a result, the millrace was excavated at a horseshoe bend in the Kalamazoo River, surrounding the area with waterways, making the center an island. Plainwell is now often referred to as "The Island City" because of this.

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