Northwest Michigan Industrial Association

Though seldom in the headlines, the NWMIA's 81 companies employ over 8,000 people with an annual combined payroll of nearly $200 million.

Industry is alive and well in Northern Michigan with great jobs, wonderful people, and an excellent quality of life.

The Northwest Michigan Industrial Association established in 1974, represents seven counties; Emmet Charlevoix, Antrim, Otsego, Grand Traverse, Cheboygan, and Kalkaska. Our Board of Directors manages the association.

Our goal

To serve any need a manufacturer may have in conducting business in Northern Michigan.

Examples of our work include:

  • Training seminars
  • Technical recruiting efforts
  • Training with area colleges
  • Consulting and coordinating with area physicians concerning industrial accidents
  • Safety employment physicals
  • Workers' compensation claims
  • Monitoring of and influence in reforming legislation pertaining to workers' compensation, single business tax, unemployment contributions, and OSHA's Right-To-Know laws.

As our services are varied, so are the products our membership manufactures; from wood and paper products, plastics and electronics, to die casting, steel fabricators and die makers.

Our associate membership consists of business leaders that provide services to the manufacturing facilities; including utility companies, colleges, real estate, consulting, financial institutions, hospitals and freight companies.

The Northwest Michigan Industrial Association is geared to progress, serving the industry needs of today and working for the future.

Our motto:

United we are strong - Divided we are weak.

Is your business involved in manufacturing? Consider joining us.