The City of Clare is centrally located in the heart of Michigan’s beautiful Lower Peninsula on US Route 127 at the junction of Business 10 and M-115 and minutes from I-75 and US Route 131.
Clare, is home of Senator Debbie Stabenow, State Athletic Champions, and has more Irish spirit than you can shake a shillelagh at. Clare is the place to be!
Clare is an industry hub. StageRight, Filcon, Rogers Athletic, ALRO Steel, Letherer Truss, JD Metalworks, Northern Logistics, Mid Michigan Industries, and many small businesses call Clare their city. Filcon, a slitter and converter of plastic films, supplies over 80% of the plastic wrap used in the United States. StageRight, at the forefront in platform design and application, supplied the risers for the Grammy® Awards.
A destination in its own right, Clare boasts, seven parks including a campground, acres of state land to explore, lakes and rivers for all water sports, is a Trailhead for the Michigan Rails to Trails, and is the perfect city to call your own with many affordable housing options including waterfront property.
Clare’s public schools accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, are known throughout the State for their award winning programs.
The City of Clare boasts top-notch police, fire and public works departments, as well as a business-friendly city government. In addition, the Pere Marquette District Library is conveniently located in downtown Clare, offering all of the amenities you would expect including classes on technology implementation.
Clare is centrally located, is nationally recognized through its programs and people, maintains strong existing infrastructures, committed to its youth, creates leaders, and invests in sustainable growth efforts. We invite you to join us by opening your business in Clare!
Opening a Business
Let us help you find resources available to help you start your business in downtown Clare. Please contact us to arrange a visit with one of our trained professionals.
- Downtown Clare Ordinances
- Revolving Loan Fund – A low interest loan for small businesses within Clare County. Contact Clare DDA for more information.