A strategic location between the University of Michigan and Michigan State University provides the Howell area with access to an abundance of high-tech and knowledge workers ready for the new economy.
Livingston County is at the hub of the vast market complex of Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor and Flint. It is an ideal site for manufacturing, high-tech, life sciences and consumer products as well as warehousing and distribution facilities.
The Howell Area Chamber of Commerce strongly supports local industry through its SafetyNet and education initiatives. The Livingston County Workforce Development Council helps ensure a well-trained, competitive and market-ready workforce.
Howell and surrounding townships offer technology infrastructure, water and sewer, emergency services, rail lines and more. The Livingston County Airport, located in Howell, provides easy access to corporate jets and freight services. The facility features a 5,000-foot-long runway, new hangars and taxiways and an instrument landing system for safer approaches in bad weather.
Some of the larger corporations located in and around Howell include Pepsi-Cola Bottling Group, Datapak Services Corp., Hatch Stamping, Citizens Insurance Co., Chem-Trend, Alpha Technology, Thai Summit America, MISA Metal Blanking, American Compounding Specialties, Asahi Kasei Plastics North America, DMI Automotive, Eberspaecher North America, Highland Engineering, Marelco Power Systems and Transtar Autobody Technologies.
Dozens of Tier I and Tier II automotive suppliers have selected this area for its easy access to nearby manufacturing facilities.