Providing resources for communities and entrepreneurs to create and retain jobs in Antrim, Charlevoix & Cheboygan Counties.

Cheboygan County Information & Demographics

Cheboygan County is located in the northern part of the lower peninsula, south of the Straits of Mackinac that connect Lakes Michigan and Huron, and is traversed by I-75 and US-23. The county contains 720 square miles and is in the heart of tourist country. Thus, much of the economy depends on the service industry and retail trade. Several state parks and the Straits of Mackinac shoreline offer an abundance of outdoor recreation activities. Cheboygan County is home to three of the largest inland lakes in the State: Mullett, Burt and Black Lake. The 40 mile inland waterway connects rivers to lakes between Cheboygan, Indian River, and Alanson.

Why Cheboygan County

Click above to view the “Why Cheboygan County” Video. NLEA was pleased to coordinate the production of  a video promoting Cheboygan County as a great place to have a business. This video showcases several businesses in Cheboygan County as well as the lifestyle to be enjoyed in Cheboygan County. Special thanks to the Regional Entrepreneurial Collaborative and Northeast Michigan Consortium, and SBTDC for funding the video. Prospective business owners can contact Chambers of Commerce, Cheboygan County offices, Michigan Works and of course NLEA to be assisted.

Cheboygan County Economic Profiler

Click below for a summary of transportation, county government, population data, workforce, income, major employers, and quality of life in Cheboygan County. CheboyganCountyprofile-2016

Current Employment for Cheboygan County

Cheboygan 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. Vision To establish an environment that will expand opportunities for our residents and attract individuals, allowing them to be successful in living wage jobs while protecting and enhancing our abundant resources. Mission We are the strategic lead in economic development in Cheboygan County. Through strong partnerships we utilize the social capital within the county and the region to provide the means for residents to create living wage jobs and sustain a high quality of life to ensure Cheboygan County is a lifetime destination. Cheboygan Economic Development Group -Working for Economic Development Throughout Cheboygan County. Mission We are a private sector organization of Cheboygan County business people, community leaders, and volunteers who care deeply about helping create economic growth and educational opportunities for our citizens in this unique and wonderful corner of northern Michigan.  Helping to build sustainable economic growth is our mission. A future of good paying jobs for residents of all ages is our passion.

Cheboygan County Census Profile 2000-2010

Cheboygan County Census Profile 2000-2010

Top Cheboygan County Employers

Company Location Employees Business Type
McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital-Cheboygan Campus Cheboygan 225 Hospital; Health Care Services
Cheboygan Area Schools Cheboygan 280 Public School
Wal-Mart Stores Inc Cheboygan 200 Department Store
Vitalcare Inc Cheboygan 200 Home Health Care; Medical Equipment
Cheboygan County Cheboygan 165 All County Services
Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry Mackinaw City 161 Passenger Ferry
Tendercare Inc Cheboygan 120 Nursing/Personal Care; Care Facility
Spartan Stores Inc Cheboygan 105 Groceries; Wholesale Meats
Tube Fab/Roman Engineering Co Afton 101 Tube Fabricator; Steel Manufacturer
Kmart Corp Cheboygan 101 Department Store
Cheboygan-Otsego-Presque ESD Indian River 95 School District Management

State of the Cheboygan County Economy



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