Phone: (734) 429-4907 Hours: M-F 8:30am-5pm

One of America's Best Places to Live, Work and Play


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.

Saline Community Recruitment and Retention Team

The Community Recruitment team is a collaborative effort of Saline Area Schools, Saline Chamber, Saline Main Street and the City of Saline supporting new and existing businesses to grow a sustainable and diverse climate to make Saline a better place to live work and play.

Mickie Jo Bennett, City of Saline Business Ambassador 734-429-4907 (2203)

  • Saline services residents in the City of Saline, Bridgewater and adjacent townships - York, Pittsfield, Lodi and Saline
  • 30,000 cars utilize Michigan Avenue each day.
  • “Top 100 Best Places to Live” ( CNN/Money Magazine – 2005,2007,2009)
  • “Best Place to Raise Kids” in Michigan (Businessweek 2012)
  • Recognized school system – “Best High Schools”  (2016 US News)
  • Strong Residential Real Estate Market
  • Diverse Global Manufacturing base
  • Located close to major international gateways
  • Internationally Connected- France/Germany/Japan/Sweeden/Switzerland
  • Surrounded by Strong technology, research and development
  • Community Activities ( e.g., Farmers Market, Saline Celtic Festival, MainStreet Oktoberfest)
  • Active Art community – (e.g. Saline Fiddlers, Saline Area Players, Salt Valley Arts, Eluminous Studios, Summer Music Series)
  • 240 acre park system and trails

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.

With a current population of 8,810 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.