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Located in Southwest Michigan, along the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan, our community is one of growth, prosperity, and diversity.

What is it?

"Project Resiliency" is a dignified and honorable public display of a September 11, 2001 (9/11) World Trade Center artifact consisting of a 500 pound section of steel beam.

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Both residents and business owners are aware of the unique capabilities within our community for economic growth and development.

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The Benefits

Benton Harbor is located in Berrien County, the Southwestern most corner of Michigan.

The County’s central location is serviced by major highways, airports, rail and commercial ports, which contribute to maintenance of the strong diversification of the economic base. 54% percent of U.S. manufacturing and 65% of Canadian manufacturing are within 500 miles.

We offer distinct advantages to the citizens and business owners within the community. Come and see why Benton Harbor is a great place to live, work, and visit.


Congratulations to the 2015 Blossomtime Community Queens!


Dwight P. Mitchell City Center Park Site Place Plan

Benton Harbor was one of 4 communities to receive PlacPlan assistance from Michigan State University and the Michigan Municipal League under the MIPlace Partnership created by Govonor Snyder.

Seven Cities to Receive Economic Development Assistance 

Benton Harbor is among seven Michigan cities selected to receive technical assistance with key economic development projects designed to attract and retain residents and employers. Specifically, Benton Harbor will get help engaging the public on designing and activating Dwight Pete Mitchell City Center Park in downtown.

Benton Harbor, along with Boyne City, Lathrup Village, Monroe, Niles, Saginaw, and Traverse City will participate in PlacePlans, the Michigan Municipal League announced today. The seven cities were selected as part of a statewide application process.  PlacePlans is a joint effort between the League and Michigan State University to help communities design and plan for trans-formative place-making projects. The PlacePlans are done with support from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) and Governor Snyder’s MIplace Partnership.

Read more: Benton Harbor Selected for PlacePlans Work