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The Story of Market One

Market Van Buren celebrated their 5th Year Anniversary by unveiling their new brand: Market One. The new brand signifies the change from providing economic development services for just one county under Market Van Buren, to now serving Cass and Van Buren counties. The rebrand represents Market One as the center cog connecting businesses and communities in Cass and Van Buren Counties to solutions and resources to enable their growth. The “one” is the literal shape of the two counties, however the deeper symbolic meaning is the two counties are now working as “one” to support long-term economic growth.

Your investment. Our Promise.

We are laser focused on providing solutions to the most pressing needs in our communities. From rural broadband and housing, to resurging our downtown areas, solving workforce challenges, and ensuring Cass and Van Buren county’s voices are heard at the Regional, State, and National levels- we have your back. Consider investing in our work and your communities today

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Fast Facts About Van Buren County

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80 Miles of Major Infrastructure


​There’s 40 miles of rail and 40 miles of interstate surrounding Van Buren County.

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Water Access


There are over 300 inland lakes and ponds within the county.


Lake Michigan


Boasting 14 miles of

Lake Michigan shoreline

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The Kalamazoo-Portage MSA is ranked the 9th most affordable place to live in the U.S.


Fast Facts About Cass County

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The population of Cass County is approximately 52,000


Small-Town Living

County with more than 800 farms, small towns with rich histories, and a variety of local festivals, Cass County offers you friendly, small-town living.



The cost of living in Cass County is 11% more affordable than the national average. 

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What is Economic Development?

Market One connects business and community with partners, programs, and resources that can meet their needs.

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