A Great Place to Do Business
Saline is proud of our past and confident in our future. The municipal staff of the City of Saline seeks to work in cooperation with Ann Arbor SPARK, the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Southern Regional Center of Washtenaw Community College to recruit and provide assistance to businesses that will complement the Saline community and further enhance the excellent quality of life. While Saline has a small town character, it also has immediate access to big city services.
CNN/Money Magazine in 2005, 2007, and 2009 named Saline as one of the most attractive small cities in America.
In the Heart of a High-Growth Area
Saline is strategically located in southern Michigan's booming east-west metropolitan corridor. Combining the best aspects of small town life with the progressive attitude of a growing city, Saline's pro-business outlook is unrivaled.
Proud of its past and optimistic about its future, the City of Saline has sustained a long period of prosperity through controlled growth. With a current population of 8,034 residents, the City has established an exemplary history of achievement by providing a variety of local employment opportunities for its citizens, an excellent school system for its children, and a strong tax base.
In addition, Saline has an impressive array of top-notch community services involving an active Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Coalition for a Quality Community, which networks with different groups and builds closer ties to the city and surrounding communities. It is also with pride, that the city of Saline maintains a strong affection with its sister city of Brecon, Wales through the Saline-Brecon Friendship Guild.
Just a ten minute drive from downtown Saline is Ann Arbor, one of America's fastest growing high-technology cities and home of the University of Michigan. U of M is world famous for its cultural amenities, research facilities, medical and business schools, and sports in America's largest collegiate stadium; the university football and hockey teams won national championships in 1998.
Within the more than 1.5 million people who live within commuting distance of Saline is a work force that ranks among the most skilled and educated in America. The result is that relocating and expanding businesses can find the right people for every job just when they need them.
Saline's progressive attitudes toward economic development and business retention are two major reasons why more than two dozen different industries have made Saline their home. Among these industries are: Visteon Corporation, Liebherr Gear Technology, American Soy Products, Inc., Syron Corporation, Xycom, Inc., and Condat Lubricants.