The City of Durand is situated directly off I-69 which is the primary east-west regional access to the area. Our commercial corridor is located along M-71 and our downtown corridor is located along N Saginaw Street. The primary north-south access to the area is Interstate 75 approximately 15 miles from Durand. Genesee County's Bishop International Airport is also approximately 15 miles from Durand. The City of Durand is a major hub for railroad activity with several main lines running through the city. The availability of most modes of transportation is a major asset to our community.
The City is included in the Greater Lansing Metropolitan Statistical Area. We are located roughly halfway between Lansing and Flint with a 35 minute drive time to downtown Lansing and a 25 minute drive time to downtown Flint. The City is home to approximately 3,400 residents with a mix of retail, restaurant, professional services, commercial, and industrial businesses serving local, regional, and international markets. Our largest private employers are Terex Simplicity, a Fortune 1,000 manufacturer, Durand Senior Care, an assisted living community, and Webcor Packaging, the largest producer of USPS flat rate boxes.
In addition to its proximity to I-69, the City of Durand is also a member of the I-69 International Trade Corridor and I-69 Thumb Region. These memberships afford developers interested in a community access to certain technical assistance resources, incentives, and market data. To learn more about this program visit the I-69 Thumb Region site.
City of Durand: 3,400
Shiawassee County: 70,000
Within 30 miles: 890,000
Within 60 miles : 5.2 million
The goal of our economic development group is to assist new and existing businesses with licensing and permitting processes, planning review, site selection and site readiness, and accessing state and federal incentive programs. We recognize that every development has its own unique set of challenges. We are committed to working with your team to ensure that expectations are clearly communicated and responses are provided in a timely manner.
Marty Johnson, Building and Zoning Administrator
(989) 288-3113 ext. 104
Our Building and Zoning Department oversees activities related to new development, construction, and renovation. We strongly encourage developers and businesses to schedule a preliminary design or conceptual review meeting with our Building and Zoning Administrator as soon as early on in the planning process as possible. These meetings are available at no cost and can help to significantly reduce the lead time for future permitting, planning, and/or zoning requests.
Colleen O'Toole, City Manager
(989) 288-3113 ext. 106
The Office of the City Manger handles all economic development activities for the city including administering the sale of city owned land, soliciting state and federal development incentives, brownfields development, and site readiness planning. Depending on the end use there may also be programs available for job training or talent attraction.
Jeff Stull, Director of Public Works
(989) 288-3113 ext. 102
Our Public Works department works closely with developers and businesses seeking to access existing city utilities or establish new connections to city water, sewer, or storm sewers.