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Planning and Economic Development

Finding the right location to build or grow a business is a critical decision. 
Our research specialists can help you find available buildings or developable sites based on your specifications.  Beyond that, we can also help you in the decision making process by providing information about:

  • Access to all modes of transportation
  • Proximity to clients or competitors
  • Strength of the local workforce
  • Community amenities

 Once you have selected a site, we can also offer:

  • Assistance navigating the local permitting process
  • Assistance with utility needs
  • Information about site specific investment opportunities

Contact us with your basic specifications.  We can help.


Strategic Development Districts

Located in business-friendly communities, Macomb County’s Strategic Development Districts offer high-capacity infrastructure and access to an efficient regional transportation network. Strategically located, these properties offer existing and build-to-suit opportunities for new and expanding businesses and are often coupled with development incentives.
Macomb County’s Strategic Development Districts is a joint partnership between Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development, local communities and real estate developers. Our mapping and property analysis tool highlights some of Macomb County’s prime industrial development sites. The portal leverages the county’s technical and economic development resources and provides links to our municipal and private-sector partners.

Macomb County Opportunity Zones

Created as part of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, an Opportunity Zone is a place where long-term investment provides progressive tax benefits for individuals who convert unrealized capital gains into certified Opportunity Funds. As required by Congress, Opportunity Zones were identified by states based on census tract information and then certified by the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury.

Macomb County is home to 17 Opportunity Zones in six communities: Clinton Township, Eastpointe, Mount Clemens, Roseville, Sterling Heights and Warren. 

For more information about Opportunity Zones and Opportunity Funds, visit:


Site Selection magazine named Michigan the number six state in the nation for major new corporate facilities and expansions in 2015. The publication verified 217 projects in Michigan that met capital investment, job creation, or size standards as part of its annual


“To compete successfully for the next generation of programs within the US defense industry, you state-of-the-art technical facilities, the brightest engineering and research talent and the support of state and local economic developers.  We have all those advantages and more here in Macomb County.”          
Peter Keating, General Dynamics Land Systems