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Tax abatement: Fairway Packing is moving to Macomb County

Fairway Packing, a long-respected meat packing company based in Detroit, is building a new, state-of-the-art food processing center and headquarters in Macomb County.

Founded in 1956, Fairway Packing is constructing a 30,000-square-foot facility in Fraser and completely relocating to Macomb County. The company is investing more than $9 million in real and personal property and will create 100 new jobs while retaining its current 45 employees. 

The Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development was instrumental in helping Fairway Packing to make the transition. MCPED helped to obtain engineering permits from Macomb County Department of Public Works. With MCPED’s help, Fairway received a 12-year tax abatement from the city of Fraser. MCPED assisted in completing the application requesting an Industrial facilities tax exemption, and it accompanied Fairway to a Fraser City Council meeting to make the IFT request. 

MCPED also introduced Fairway to Macomb/St. Clair Michigan Works! and Macomb Community College to help them with completing and training their workforce.

Is your company considering a move or expansion into Macomb County? If so, contact our economic development specialists at 586-469-5285 or

Department:Macomb Business