Portage Millage Ranks Low Compared to Similar Sized Michigan Cities
The City of Portage Fiscal Year 2016-17 millage rate of 10.9256 mills ranks in the lowest one-quarter among similar sized Michigan cities with populations between 30,000 and 70,000 residents. When cities that also levy a city income tax are eliminated, Portage ranks 3rd lowest among these communities.
A low city millage rate is not only attractive to potential home buyers, it also encourages companies and manufacturers to build new plants or expand or renovate existing facilities, creating jobs and providing investment in the community. This competitive advantage continues to attract business development, investors and residents to Portage.