Michigan Milestones

Michigan was founded on January 26, 1837 as the 26th state of the United States of America. Currently home to nearly 10 million people, spread out throughout two peninsulas, Michigan is the Great Lakes State – the Mitten of Plenty – the Wolverine State. Michigan’s early business history is centered in industries that benefited from its proximity to the Great Lakes: fishing, lumbering, mining, fur trapping and agriculture. Today, manufacturing remains the state’s top industry—followed by agriculture and tourism. This year, many noted Michigan businesses are celebrating milestone years…here’s a list (please feel free to share others we may have missed).

5 Years (2011)

10 Years (2006)

15 Years (2001)

20 Years (1996)

25 Years (1991)

30 Years (1986)

35 Years (1981)

40 Years (1976)

45 Years (1971)

50 Years (1966)

55 Years (1961)

60 Years (1956)

65 Years (1951)

70 Years (1946)

85 Years (1931)

90 Years (1926)

95 Years (1921)

100 Years (1916)

105 years (1911)

110 Years (1906)

130 Years (1886)

135 Years (1881)

140 Years (1876)