Business Growth Discussed at Bay Area State of the Community

Bay City Manager Dana Muscott and Bay County Executive Jim Barcia spoke about several topics, but highlighted business attraction at the 20th annual State of the Community address Teusday, February 18.

With the major additions of Wilkinson Minerals and ShineWater and investments in the city like the Wenona Band Shell renovation and the Drydock Beer Garden, Muscott said the city is becoming more business friendly.

She added a reduction in blight may be another reason businesses are choosing Bay City, citing a 20% drop in nuisance cases over the past year, more active resident and the hiring of a code enforcement officer.

Muscott and Barcia also answered questions from business owners, inquiring about plans for the city’s bridges, including the replacement of the Independence Bridge and high water levels throughout Bay County.