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Otsego County Employment

Otsego County is located on the 45th parallel and is home to many businesses of all sizes. The county is well-connected to other regions through state highway I-75, which runs north and south along the Westside of the community.  State highway M-32 connects the county to the eastern and western parts of Michigan. The average work commute is 21.6 minutes and most of the population commutes by automobile, with a very small segment relying on mass transit provided by Otsego County Bus System for a small fee.



In 2011, 5% of the population was self-employed and there were 777 private nonfarm establishments and 3,107 firms with 20.5% of the firms being owned by women.

In 2007, manufacturer's shipments per $1K were 158,006, merchant wholesaler's sales per $1K were 290,713, retail sales per $1K were 499,775 and retail sales per capita were $20,716. Accommodation and food service sales during 2007, per $1K were 58,883.