Learn about the MCGA

The Mason County Growth Alliance is a non-profit organization established for the purpose of attracting, expanding and retaining business and industry in Mason County. Our collaborative efforts with local, state, and national resources allow us to provided the assistance necessary to research, establish, and support, business activity in our region.

Please reach out to us if you are considering Mason County for a new business location, are considering expanding a current business, or would like to consult with us regarding your current business concerns. We are here to provide support, educate, and provide resources to help you meet your business goals.

The Mission of the MCGA:

To retain, expand and attract business, industry and talent in the county (region) for the purpose of fostering long term, sustainable economic prosperity and employment growth.

Reach out and contact us now!
(231) 845.6646
5300 W. US-10
Ludington, MI 49431


The economic growth strategy of Mason County is based upon the goals of a large-scale urban center, while providing a small hometown atmosphere. The result is a local business community that offers tremendous growth potential, a supportive tight-knit community, and the ability to create major impact on the business culture in the region.

Market Growth Segments

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Agribusiness
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Tourism
  • Health & Wellness
  • Arts & Culture
  • Energy
  • Residential Development


Imagine living and working where you love to vacation. Mason County is a thriving coastal town known for its natural beauty. 28 miles of sandy shoreline, distinctive historic buildings housing boutiques and local cuisine, abundant natural resources throughout the county, a growing arts scene, and exceptional medical and educational resources make Mason County a great place to work and live on the shoreline of Lake Michigan.

Lifestyle Advantages

  • Abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation
  • Adjacent to rivers, inland lakes, and Lake Michigan
  • Close-knit, family-focused community
  • Ability to make local impact
  • Diverse volunteer opportunities
  • Advanced healthcare resources
  • Award-winning educational systems
  • Close to urban centers
  • Affordable housing options in a variety of neighborhood settings


Natural resources of Mason County are a prized asset of community, offering abundant opportunity for outdoor recreation, drawing year-round tourists, as well as necessary resources for economic stability.

Protecting the environment is key to the survival of agriculture, industry, tourism, and sustaining quality of life. Mason County environmental protection initiatives include surface and groundwater, wetlands, shorelines, forests, productive farmland and habitat for threatened and endangered species.

Environmental Initiatives

  • Pere Marquette Scenic River designation by the Federal Government
  • County-wide preservation programs
  • Key Land Use Polices
  • Protective Greenbelt Zoning
  • Mason-Lake Conservation District
  • Wetlands & Floodplains ordinances
  • Ecotourism
  • Industrial commitment to environmental stewardship