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Macomb Business
MACOMB BUSINESS
Planning and Economic Development

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KEY STATISTICS

42,949
Total Jobs

+10.50%
Total Job Growth
from 2010-2020

2,485
Establishments

$38,535
Average Earnings
(National average $38,852)

From big box to boutique, there are more than 2,400 retail establishments in Macomb County. As personal income, consumer confidence and county population continue to expand, conditions here are prime for growth in the retail industry. These conditions, along with vibrant commercial corridors such as Gratiot Avenue and Hall Road, means that Macomb County’s shopping and dining scene is thriving. In 2019, Macomb County’s retail firms did $20.5 billion in total sales. Of the 2,400 retail establishments found in Macomb County, nearly 1,600 of them are independently-owned shops. To help connect consumers to these businesses within the county, an interactive map was created and is updated regularly through the Make Macomb Your Home initiative.

JOB GROWTH

 

 

STAFFING PATTERNS

Since 2010, the Macomb County retail labor force increased from roughly 38,000 to 43,000. Overall, growth in total employment in the county and region has led to more disposable income, creating new opportunities for growth within the retail sector.

 

EMPLOYMENT TRENDS

Job Title Employed in Industry Group (2019) Percent Increase 2010 - 2019 Median Hourly Earnings (2019)
Software Developers, Applications 1,140 225% $43.89
Computer Systems Analysts 470 94% $38.85
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 386 56% $25.77
Computer User Support Specialists  379 187% $22.33
Software Developers, Systems Software 341 63% $44.96

 

GEOGRAPHICAL ADVANTAGE

With a population that has grown by an average of 14 people per day since 2000, Macomb County is a preferred location to engage in retail. It possesses an integrated transportation network that connects the metro Detroit region of more than five million individuals. It also draws consumers from around the Great Lakes region, including Canada. Our site selection services can find your business a premier location within the county to provide you with the strongest possible locational advantage. With more than 14,500 acres in the county zoned for retail operations, there are a plethora of places here for your business to thrive. Throughout the county there are many retail hot spots. It is home to three regional malls and a large town center, each with its own unique offerings. Macomb Mall, located in the southern part of the county, recently underwent a $40 million renovation and continues to attract new businesses with its renewed vitality. Smaller downtown hubs also enhance the overall retail experience in the county by showcasing each community’s distinctive flair with a variety of boutique shops.

 

LOCAL SUCCESS IN RETAIL

Cabela's - Chesterfield Twp, MI

Opened in 2016, this publicly accessible hub of the Michigan Cyber Range is powered by Merit Network and offers a training space for live cybersecurity exercises utilizing the cyber range’s virtual environment known as Alphaville. Merit provides certification courses in over 20 different cybersecurity disciplines. The hub is the result of a collaboration between Merit Network, the Michigan Defense Center of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development, the city of Sterling Heights and Oakland University.

 

 

INDUSTRY JOBS BY YEAR

 

 

TOP LOCAL COMPANIES

Apple Store
Best Buy
BJ’s Wholesale
Cabela’s
Costco
Dick's Sporting Goods
Duluth Trading Company
Dunham's Sports
Home Depot
Jos. A. Bank
Kohl's
Kroger
L.L. Bean
Lord & Taylor
Lowe’s Home Improvement
Macy’s
Meijer
Menards
Nordstrom
Sam's Club
Target
Ulta Beauty
Walmart