Why Imlay City

Our community is a great place in which to live, work, conduct business and play. Imlay City is centrally located off I-69 and M-53 with major cities like Detroit, Port Huron, and Flint just a short drive away.

Imlay City is rich with agriculture and industrial business. We have a historic downtown district, historic homes, farmland, industrial complex and wildlife. Within the area we have many recreational activities to offer such as golfing, swimming, hiking, biking and fishing to name a few.

Community events and festival such as the weekly Farmers' Market, Summer Concert and Movie Series, the Eastern Michigan Fair and the Woods N' Water Show, attract thousands to the region while offering the community of Imlay City gathering places and entertainment. For more information regarding events sponsored by the Imlay City DDA please click here. The Imlay City Area Chamber of Commerce also sponsors a multitude of events which are described by clicking here.

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The Imlay City Small Business Entrepreneurs and Economic Development Group, or SEED, is a team of volunteers that
represent a variety of businesses, local government officials, and organizations in Imlay City. SEED is dedicated to bringing entrepreneurs into Imlay City while strengthening the businesses already established in the region and assisting them in any way possible.

SEED encourages entrepreneurship, assists existing businesses, and helps to create new jobs. SEED's goal is to foster the environment in Imlay City that makes it a great place to live, play, and do business. SEED hosts networking events, like the Entrepreneur Meet Up and Manufactures' Luncheon, that encourage entrepreneurs to share ideas and resources. SEED promotes Imlay City throughout the state of Michigan as a great place to live and do business. The organization quickly answer questions regarding grants, ordinances, demographics, financing and other topics important to entrepreneurs. SEED also works with organizations throughout the area, like the Downtown Development Authority, City of Imlay City, Chamber of Commerce, Lapeer Development Corporation and the Next Michigan Development Corporation, to assist businesses at any stage of their development.

For more information regarding the Imlay City SEED group and economic development, please click here.

Imlay City Population, Demographics, Resources & More

Imlay City's diverse population and multitude of resources make it a perfect place for a new business and to grow existing businesses.

For information regarding the demographics and resources of Imlay City, please click here.

Industry in Imlay City

There are many resources available in and around Imlay City beneficial to industrial businesses.  For more details, please click here.


Imlay City has multiple incentives to give your project an extra boost. Call us for more detailed information and to see if you qualify. Visit Imlay City DDA website to learn more about the grants and loans available.