Featuring tree lines, skylines, and coastlines, the Great Lakes Bay region has a wide variety of communities. You are sure to find one that fits your lifestyle. With outstanding services, a wealth of educational opportunities, and a vibrant cultural scene, the Great Lakes Bay region brings together people with diverse backgrounds and talents.


The MBS International Airport in Saginaw County can take you on your dream vacation or to your business destination. Passing through the Great Lakes Bay Region, Interstate Highway I-75 also provides access to major travel and business destinations. In Arenac County, the Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency (NEMSCA) provides quality programs and services to strengthen the community, individuals, and families. To help keep you and your family healthy, MidMichigan Health has its headquarters in the City of Midland. Among the physicians at MidMichigan Health are those who have expertise in neuroscience, oncology, orthopedics, and cardiovascular services.


The Great Lakes Bay Area is home to many great colleges and universities, including Central Michigan University, Mid Michigan College, Saginaw Valley State University, Northwood University, Alma College, Davenport University, and Delta College—which ranks among the top 10 percent of community colleges in the nation. With respect to elementary and secondary education, the Great Lakes Bay Area has over 150 schools, ranging from public schools to private schools. In addition, the Saginaw Career Complex (SCC) works with parents, businesses, and community partners to provide career experience for high school students before they graduate.

Community Centers

The Saginaw Children’s Zoo is an enchanting family destination where you can view Kangaroos, Chinchillas, Macaws, Black-Footed Penguins, and many other amazing creatures. Learn more about the cosmos at the Delta College Planetarium and Learning Center, one of the most technologically advanced planetariums in the United States. Engage in physical activities like jogging, basketball, volleyball, and much more at one of the many recreation centers in the Great Lakes Bay region. For families who are struggling, Mid Michigan Community Action in Clare County provides support services such as food assistance, utility assistance, homeless support, preschool, head start, and home empowerment.

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