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Since its beginning, Allegan has been known as a community where an eclectic mix of businesses and industries thrive. Leading the way in manufacturing is the Perrigo Company, which remains as one of the largest employers in West Michigan today. Its presence as the world’s largest manufacturer of over-the-counter pharmaceutical products is felt in the region, as well as in Allegan’s Highland Industrial Park, where the company has built two of its major facilities.
Along with Perrigo, various other companies have chosen to call the industrial park “home,” such as Allegan U-Stor, Plumber’s Portable Toilet Service, and Uni-Pac. Together, these businesses have helped the Industrial Park grow to 90% capacity over the past decade. Outside of the park, other manufacturers serve as assets to the Allegan economy as well, with companies like Allegan Tubular and Ropes Courses, Inc., one of the largest ropes course manufacturers in the world, helping to lead the way in job growth in the years to come.
As the county seat of Allegan County, Allegan is more than just a center for manufacturing; it is also a hub for public services. All seven of Allegan Public Schools’ buildings are located within a mile of the city limits, and all of Allegan County’s facilities are also located throughout the area. Allegan General Hospital continues to be one of the community’s largest employers, and various nonprofits in Downtown Allegan provide support services for these three major public entities as well.
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