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Relocate or Start A Business


Agricultural and agricultural processing are the economic strength of this region.  Corporate and family farms growing asparagus, cherries, peaches, pears, apples, plums, corn, squash, pork, and dairy cows can be found throughout Oceana County.  High-tech commodity processing complements our agriculture industry, providing jobs of varying skillsets.  Our second largest industry is tourism which brings hundreds of seasonal jobs and opportunities to the region.

Business Support:

The Silver Lake Sand Dunes Area Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to preserve the competitive enterprise system; to create a better understanding of business; to promote the civic, social and cultural program of the community; and to advance the general welfare and prosperity of the Hart, Mears, and Silver Lake area.  Our Chamber of Commerce serves 200+ members with strategic goals centered around: Economic & Tourist Development, Member Services, Network Opportunities & Collaboration, Create and Maintain Dynamic Chamber and Excellent Leaders.

In Hart, the Economic and Redevelopment Team (H.E.A.R.T.) is where business starts.  If you are interested in starting or relocating a business, we can assist you with locations, financing, incentives, and other information to help your business grow.  The Hart Economic & Redevelopment’s team approach to business development works to bring the collective resources of our region together to support your success.  Whether a facility expansion or new operating location, we provide a wealth of experience and capabilities to support you each step of the way.  Call (231) 873-2488 today so we can tell you more about the advantages of locating or expanding your business in Hart!

​Food producers and packagers, caterers, churches, schools and civic groups can utilize commercial kitchen space at the Starting Block.  Located in Hart’s Industrial Park, this non-profit kitchen incubator and entrepreneurial center’s purpose is to support the entrepreneurial spirit, in the food systems and natural resources sector, by providing licensed commercial kitchen facilities, entrepreneurial education and peer-to-peer networking to new and expanding businesses in the multi-county, West Central Michigan region and beyond.  For more information, visit:

Helpful Services

Here are some helpful links to businesses who may be able to help you before, during, and after your move:

The Silver Lake Sand Dunes Area Chamber of Commerce has over 200 member businesses and organizations standing by to serve you.

Other Services and Organizations

City of Hart
407 State St
Hart, MI 49420
(231) 873-2488

Hart Economic Development
407 State St
Hart, MI 49420
(231) 923-0920

Golden Township
5527 W Lake Rd
Mears, MI 49436
(231) 873-4413

US Postal Service in Hart
135 S. State St
Hart, MI 49420

US Postal Service in Mears
5666 W. Fox Rd
Mears, MI 49436
(231) 873-4796

US Postal Service in Walkerville
132 E Laurel St,
Walkerville, MI 49459
(231) 873-4713

Hart Public Schools
301 W. Johnson St
Hart, MI 49420

Walkerville Public Schools
145 E. Lathrop St
Walkerville, MI 49459
(231) 873.3652

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