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Employment Base

The largest employer located within the City of Allegan is the Perrigo Company, one of the world's largest over-the-counter self-care companies that sells products globally, followed by Ascension Borgess Allegan Hospital. These two employers place the Allegan Primary Market Area at a key intersection of health care and biotechnology. Another significant employer in the area is the Allegan Public School System and the Allegan Area Education Services Agency with nine educational buildings and additional administrative services. 

With this in mind, the largest share of workers in the Allegan Primary Market are employed in the Manufacturing, and Health Care and Social Assistance industries. Below is a detailed breakdown of employment by industry in the 49010 area:

Industry Count Share
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, & Mining 214 2.5%
Construction & Utilities 478 5.6%
Manufacturing 2,381 28.0%
Wholesale Trade 359 4.2%
Retail Trade 831 9.8%
Transportation & Warehousing 229 2.7%
Information 76 0.9%
Finance & Insurance 204 2.4%
Real Estate, Rental & Leasing 66 0.8%
Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services 300 3.5%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 71 0.8%
Administration & Support, Waste Management & Remediation 497 5.8%
Educational Services 591 6.9%
Health Care & Social Assistance 927 10.9%
Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation 108 1.3%
Accommodation & Food Services 624 7.3%
Public Administration 275 3.2%
Other Services 273 3.2%
Total 8,504 100.0%

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