Learn All About the Village of Paw Paw

Established in 1859, the Village of Paw Paw was named after the nearby river, which was named after the paw paw fruit by the indigenous population. Located in the heart of Michigan’s wine country, the community is home to St. Julian Winery, Michigan’s oldest, largest, and most prestigious winery. With a population of over 3,500, the village is the county seat for Van Buren County and serves residents and visitors alike as a full-service community. Additionally, Paw Paw meets the needs of businesses by providing broadband fiber optic to each property, with wireless service also available. Conveniently positioned along I-94 between Chicago and Detroit, the village is only minutes away from Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, and Grand Rapids, making it an ideal location for new businesses looking to join a thriving, growing community. To learn more about our village, including employment opportunities and current projects, select an item from the options below.