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Planning and Economic Development

Macomb County is part of the diverse industry base in the Detroit Region.  Leading the world in engineering, manufacturing and automation technology and applications, this region is home to a variety of organizations that work together to continually provide the best possible business environment for our current and future home-based companies.

Automation Alley

Working to grow the technology economy of Southeast Michigan through a collaborative culture that focuses on workforce and business development initiatives.

Detroit Regional Partnership (DRP)

Our team offers confidential, no-cost assistance to site selectors and companies interested in the Detroit Region. From project management to regional data, we connect you with the resources you need to bring your project to life.

Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce Connection Point Program

Connection Point identifies and develops business opportunities for Michigan companies ready to diversify into new sectors.  A key partner in the County's effort to attract business from North America, Europe and Asia. 

Macomb County Chamber of Commerce

  • Anchor Bay Chamber Of Commerce
    The ABCC is a local organization that helps promote businesses in the core locations of New Haven, Lennox Township, Chesterfield Township, New Baltimore, and Ira Township as well as the surrounding areas by providing services, promotion, education, networking, special events, and community connection.

  • Eastpointe/Roseville Chamber Of Commerce 
    Connect with Success with the Eastpointe-Roseville Chamber of Commerce! The Eastpointe-Roseville Chamber of Commerce is all about people. It’s about ideas. It’s about influence. It’s about the power of connection.

  • Macomb County Chamber   
    The Macomb County Chamber is the leading advocate of business in Macomb County providing members with a Greater Voice, Greater Connections and Greater Value.

  • Richmond Area Chamber Of Commerce 
    Our Mission is to develop an active organization to promote, focus and ensure the economic growth and development of our members and the community at large. Our members are businesses and organizations from the City of Richmond, Richmond, Lenox, Columbus, Casco Townships and other businesses that have an interest in our area.

  • Romeo/Washington Chamber Of Commerce 
    Our Mission is to Promote, Educate, and Assist in the growth and success of the business community. We do this through a voluntary partnership of business professionals and community members. The Chamber serves the townships of Armada, Bruce, Ray and Washington and the Villages of Armada and Romeo.

  • The Sterling Heights Regional Chamber Of Commerce & Industry 
    Is your local resource for business growth, marketing opportunities, advocacy and support. We’re committed to providing value to our members, connecting businesses together and creating long-lasting, profitable relationships among member businesses in our community.

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Our mission is to deliver expertise and leadership to support economic development in Michigan's food and agriculture industries. We help Michigan businesses navigate the licensing process and offer exporting assistance, regional business development information, grant funding support and research and educational materials. Our team is personally invested in the success of food, agriculture and forest product businesses and is committed to supporting the unique solutions that will help them thrive.

Michigan Defense Center

The Defense Center’s team brings their experience and expertise to attract defense and homeland security opportunities for Michigan and to develop and cultivate key strategic partnerships.

Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Whether you're just getting started or expanding your existing business, the MEDC can help. We market Michigan and provide the tools and environment to drive job creation and investment.

Michigan Manufacturing Technical Center

Personalized consulting services that enable Michigan manufacturers to work smarter, compete and prosper. It develops more effective business leaders, drives product and processes innovation, promotes company-wide operational excellence and fosters creative strategies for business growth and greater profitability.

Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The SBDC enhances Michigan’s economic well-being by providing counseling, training, secondary market research for new ventures, existing small businesses and advanced technology companies. With offices statewide, the SBDC positively impacts the economy by strengthening existing companies, creating new jobs, retaining existing jobs, and assisting companies in defining their path to success.

Michigan Technical Education Center (M-TEC)

The Michigan Technical Education Center, referred to as the M-TEC building, provides non-credit training and education, which falls under the college’s Workforce & Continuing Education area.  Learn using state-of-the-art equipment to fast-track your career, and earn certification in five, 10 or 16 weeks.

Michigan Works! Macomb/St. Clair

The mission of the Macomb/St. Clair Workforce Development Board is to integrate those youth and adults facing barriers to employment into the labor force by providing Customer Driven job training and other employability support services that will result in increased levels of:

  • Employment Opportunities
  • Wage Earnings
  • Enhanced Educational and Occupational Skills

Thereby improving the quality of the workforce and enhancing the productivity and competitiveness of Macomb and St. Clair county employers and the employer base in southeast Michigan. Our goal is to be the leader in coordinating and providing quality, comprehensive workforce development, employment and training services through a collaboration with business, education and other key local government and community organizations.  

Velocity Collaboration Center

The Velocity Center serves as the Epicenter of Innovation within Macomb County and is located within the Sterling Heights Innovation District. The Center is also the community resource for engaging dialogue, unique training, and educational opportunities, in conjunction with Business Incubation and Acceleration Services. The entrepreneurial incubator provides the support, business resources, and connections needed to help scale an innovative idea into a marketable one.

The programming focuses on technology development, with an emphasis on manufacturing and robotics initiatives as they relate to the region.