So, to keep things short and simple (please feel free to ask questions), my family's business is residential land development. My grandparents own the business, my father is a contractor, my brother is a construction worker, my sister is an accountant, I am a salesperson. We have many project subdivisions in our area that are going nowhere despite our best efforts. In the past year, we have began to seriously consider taking our business elsewhere. By this, I basically mean liquidating what we can and using any available funds to start a project in a more prosperous area, hopefully somewhere within a reasonable driving distance because we will need to haul plenty of heavy machinery and that's not cheap. Also, it would be nice to be able to get there in 6-8 hours if possible. We are thinking probably Illinois, Indiana, or Ohio if any of those are an option. So, I guess what I'm asking is for any advice from anyone in an area not too far from Flint, MI. What is your area like? Where would be a good area to begin researching? How would we go about acquiring the information we would need to have to make a decision like this? Also, anyone please feel free to ask questions and offer general advice about this idea. What other questions should I be asking? I won't try and hide the fact that I know quite little about how this could be accomplished (hey, it's not technically my business, I'm just trying to gather information for those who are really in charge!), so any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks to everyone who can help.