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Planning and Economic Development

Resources for Businesses During COVID-19


If you need assistance with your business, please fill out this form.

If you have questions about the application process for the Macomb County Small Business Sustainability Grant Program, please fill out this form.

You will be contacted by someone who can provide further assistance.


Macomb County launched a new web page with resources for businesses that are preparing to reopen as Michigan continues to experience the “flattening” phase of the Coronavirus pandemic. The page offers a one-stop resource with general guidelines for preparing to reopen business, industry specific guidelines, a directory of locally sourced supplies like personal protection equipment and signage, as well as access to county created building signage that business owners can print and display within their own organizations. 


Personal Protective Equipment Resilience Grant Program

Macomb Manufacturers: Apply Now!

The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly reshaping and accelerating the digital transformation of the manufacturing sector. As businesses are forced to change and adapt, they are finding new ways to get the job done during these uncertain times—and Industry 4.0 technologies are leading the way. 


Automation Alley, funded by Oakland and Macomb counties, has created the Personal Protective Equipment Resilience Grant Program program to address the urgent need to move companies into the digital manufacturing age of Industry 4.0 as fast as possible to help improve our region’s manufacturing agility and response to future disruptions.

Manufacturers accepted into the program will receive:

  • Strategic Guidance: on how to transform from legacy operations to digital manufacturing.
  • An Industry 4.0 Assessment: outlining where their business stands today and what digital opportunities best fit their needs. 
  • Connections & introductions: to state-of-the art vendors and applied research that can help them along their path to Industry 4.0. 
  • A financial investment: will be granted to purchase Industry 4.0 and state-of-the art digital technologies.

Does my company qualify?

To qualify, companies must be a small or medium sized manufacturer residing in Oakland or Macomb County.

Why this and why now?

The COVID-19 pandemic led to an urgent and massive need for PPE and ventilators. The unanticipated need, coupled with the inability to quickly ramp up production, contributed to government quarantines until such time that the health care system could get stocked with resources as well as build the capacity to handle an onslaught of patients. This program will address this problem by helping position our region as an agile, digital-ready essential source of manufactured goods in times of national crisis.


New Macomb County wide campaign to help promote small businesses that are still open and what services they are providing or offering to the community during these unprecedented times. Macomb is Open is a partnership between the local chambers including Macomb County Chamber of Commerce, Anchor Bay Chamber of Commerce, Eastpointe-Roseville Chamber of Commerce, the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Romeo Washington Chamber of Commerce and Make Macomb Your Home.

Macomb County businesses can participate in Macomb is Open by completing this Google form.

Gift Card Giveaways! Shop Local, Win Local

First State Bank believes in walking the walk. We love to shop and dine locally. That’s why we're giving away $100 gift cards every Tuesday and Thursday from local retailers that bank with us as a small way to thank them for choosing us to be their bank. We’re locally owned and operated, too!

Entering is easy:  Simply visit First State Bank's Facebook page  and leave a comment on that given day's contest post. That's it. No purchase required*. Click here for contest details.

The above opportunity is open to businesses by a public or private entity to assist companies through the economic impacts related to the COVID-19 crisis. Macomb County is not responsible for any aspects of this opportunity or offer including program parameters, recipient selection or any administration of the program. This program/offer must be vetted by the individual business to ensure its appropriateness, fit and support for the needs of the business.