Van Buren

Creating an environment for economic growth in Van Buren County

Fast Facts

About Van Buren County

80 Miles of Major Infrastructure


  • 40 Miles of Rail

  • 40 Miles of Interstate

Lake Michigan


Boasting 14 miles of

Lake Michigan shoreline



There are over 300 inland lakes and ponds within the county.


The Kalamazoo-Portage MSA is ranked the 5th most affordable place to live in the U.S.


What is Economic Development?

A strong economy and community is made up of three main focus areas: People, Community, and Business.


Our Strategic Plan

- Form an Economic Development Organization

- Create countywide economic development plan

- Establish county Land Bank

4. Develop county industrial sites

5. Augment the current Revolving Loan Fund

6. Countywide high-speed internet connectivity

7. Develop county Business Connect program