Attracting New Investment to Michigan
Dow is taking a leadership role in working to revitalize Michigan’s economy. One way the company is trying to do this is by attracting new investment to Michigan Operations, Dow’s largest manufacturing site in Michigan.
To remain globally competitive, the site continues to make the financial and cultural changes necessary to attract business investments. Since the late 1990s, site leaders have developed and implemented a strategic plan to expand the skills of our workforce; improve environmental, health, and safety and operational performance; and lower costs to make the site’s operations globally competitive. This effort has resulted in Michigan Operations attracting approximately $500 million in new investments and the creation or retention of more than 400 full-time jobs since 2004.
Businesses that make Michigan Operations the site of choice are attracted by:
- Our capability to run complex chemistry processes
- Employees who are flexible and ready for change, and a labor contract that enables flexibility
- Our strong technical resource base
- World class research and development and analytical capability
- Unique regulatory expertise
- Ability to run plants that meet current good manufacturing practices (cGMP)
- Full service environmental capabilities
- An excellent track record for start-up with new molecules