Doing Business in Oscoda

Success awaits you in Oscoda, MI. In our more recent history, our community was host to Wurtsmith Air Force Base (WAFB). But Wurtsmith was selected for closure under the 1991 Base Realignment and Closure decision and was officially closed on June 30, 1993. Most of the acreage of the former base has been transferred for reuse with many businesses prospering and growing.  Our community found it necessary to reinvent and reinvigorate a business community to replace population, opportunity, and identity. Our community has the blessing of technology, nature, and opportunity all in one package. We hope you enjoy Oscoda as much as we do.

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Destination Oscoda For Success Program

Helping the Oscoda Entrepreneurial Community obtain access to the tools, technology, and education for effective Business Development. Economic Development begins with access to the tools, data, and resources that enable a business to develop more effective strategies to start a business, relocate a business, and scale a business. Making investments in the right areas at the right times.

Here are some of the things we can do for you

Website and Social Media

Want your business to reach a larger audience? Contact us to find out how you can be featured on our website and social media platforms, which have a large following.

Plaque for your Business

Want your business to get a bigger recognition? Contact us to find out how you can get a personalized plaque for your business.

Newsletter and Travel Brochure

Want to advertise your business? Contact us to find out how you can be featured in a Newsletter, E-Blast and a travel brochure that will be easily assessable to the public as well as referrals to your buisness

Marketing Tools

Times are changing and marketing continues to evolve. Our team helps assess your current strategy, improve your strategize, and provide the tools to execute improved online marketing strategies. 

Economic Development 101

Economic Development usually takes three forms surrounding Attracting Businesses to a particular area, retaining/expanding existing businesses already in the targeted area, and of course new business creation. Our desire is to give a greater number of people more access to wealth through personal economic growth and encourage diversification of the economic base so there is greater stability with more employed residents.

Words of innovation

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – R. Buckminster Fuller (The creator of the Geodesic Dome and Observer of naturally occurring patterns and how they could be turned into human constructed structures.) Innovation comes in many forms that all lead to economic development.

Location is everything

Oscoda is known as the “Center of the Universe.” It is accessible by land, sea, and air. Great Lake Huron Shipping Lanes, Federal Highway, US Highway, Scenic By-Pass between Michigan Highways, and a very large runway at the Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport.¬†

Opportunity awaits you in Oscoda

Oscoda is home to a diverse and vibrant set of over 260 businesses such as offices, restaurants, pubs, coffee shops, shops, art galleries, and many more! We are constantly looking for new businesses to open up to help us expand. Contact us to learn more.

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