In the latest Marquette Charter Township Report, the evaluation of the 2001 through 2012 (12 year) economic impact to the region turns out to be substantial. The State Equalized Value (SEV) of Marquette Charter Township in 2001 of $121,677,710 more than doubled by the year 2012 to $262,155,300. According to the report, the economic growth benefit to the region is $140,477,590.
In addition to smaller retail and service businesses, Marquette Township has developed 26 new commercial businesses of 20 or more jobs; resulting in 1,945 new jobs added to the region, including:
- Wal Mart, 380 new jobs
- Target, 350 new jobs
- Kohls, 112 new jobs
- Lowe’s, 120 new jobs
- Menards, 150 new jobs
- Best Buy, 150 new jobs
- Gander Mountain, 27 new jobs
- Michaels, 29 new jobs
- Pier One, 12 new jobs
- Country Inn and Suites, 35 new jobs
- Buffalo Wild Wings, 70 new jobs
- Applebees, 75 new jobs
- Culvers, 50 new jobs
- Red Lobster, 80 new jobs
- Perkins, 50 new jobs
- Bath and Body Works, 22 new jobs
- GFS (Gordon Food Service), 21 new jobs
- Hudsons, 50 new jobs
- Range Communications, 45 new jobs
- SCI, 60 new jobs
- Starbucks, 20 new jobs
- Taco Bell, 37 new jobs
- T.J. Maxx, 25 new jobs
- Pet Smart, 25 new jobs
- Arby’s, 20 new jobs
Residential dwellings have increased by 315 units.
Marquette Township employs 17 staff and provides all traditional government services to residents and visitors as well as water and wastewater utilities, solid waste collection and disposal, fire protection, law enforcement protection, codes enforcement, planning, and zoning with a balanced budget.
In addition to growth in the township as a whole, township facilities are undergoing an expansion.