|East Michigan Council of Governments|
|Serving the Arenac, Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Huron, Iosco, Isabella, Midland, Ogemaw, Roscommon, Saginaw, Sanilac, Tuscola Counties, and the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe|
Saginaw County has the tenth largest city in Michigan, the City of Saginaw. It is the regional hub for manufacturing, mostly connected, in the past, to the auto industry. Today, it is a regional hub for health care facilities. The Medical devices sector is also growing. Receiving the largest attention, though, is the new solar panel manufacturing sector which has been substantially growing with the new federal and state emphasis on the “green economy.” Saginaw is also one of the state’s largest agricultural producing counties. It also is home to two of the top three tourist destinations in Michigan: the City of Frankenmuth and the outlet mall at Birch Run; only six miles away from each other. Saginaw is home to Saginaw Valley State University and a number of specialty colleges (Davenport University, etc.). I-75, M- 13 and M-52 all cut north and south through the county, with M-46 and M-57 cutting east and west.
City of Saginaw
Under Michigan law, villages are municipal corporations but are not independent of the townships in which they are located. A village resident also is a resident of a township, is liable for taxes to both units of government and may vote in both village and township elections, if eligible.