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Planning and Economic Development

Business - Site Selectors



Site Selection

In 2020, Site Selection magazine ranked Michigan as the third-highest state and Detroit as the No. 1 metropolitan area in the nation for foreign direct investment projects!  Companies from around the world realize the competitive advantages that Michigan has to offer -  high-tech engineering resources, top-notch research and design, and a highly skilled workforce matched with a low cost of living and low cost of doing business. 

Since 2010, Macomb County’s  Economic Development team has:

  • Facilitated $7.7 billion in economic investments
  • Created 21,839 jobs in the county primarily in the automotive, aerospace and defense industries. 

Macomb County’s site selection team helps businesses and organizations search for available buildings and development sites based on needs and then acts as a liaison between a company and a local municipality to ensure the project moves along smoothly.  They also work with local partners to ensure businesses have access to available incentives, workforce, training, business summits, financing, electric, gas and water.


Site Selector's Contact:

Jack Johns, Project Coordinator

Office: 586-469-6293

Cell: 586-256-7487


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Targeted Industries

Macomb County is a part of the region that put the world on wheels.

Fueled by a history of more than 100 years of innovation, many industries find extraordinary success here. In our region, you will find a skilled and ready workforce, superior research and development support, transportation and logistical infrastructure, and a supplier network unlike any other locale in the world. Incoming businesses are often pleasantly surprised at how cost-effective and easy it is to get started here. 

The following links provide more information about Macomb County's most successful industries: 















Quality Of Life


Consistently one of Michigan’s fastest growing communities, an average of 19 people move into Macomb County each day. Macomb County is Michigan’s third most populated county and one of its fastest growing. More than 870,000 residents enjoy a rich quality of life.
Offering safe neighborhoods, strong schools, top-notch health care facilities and diverse leisure-time options, Macomb County is the perfect place to call home! Visit Make Macomb Your Home to find out more about the quality of life in Macomb County.


Talent & Workforce


We understand the success of your business depends on hiring the right person for the job. With a dynamic workforce of more than 406,000 residents and another two million throughout the region, Macomb County businesses can rely on our talent pool to move forward in Michigan.
Our business development specialists help employers identify and train the talent they need through partnerships with area agencies and local colleges and universities


Specialized programs offered:

  • Third-party job postings and applicant screening
  • Off-site job fairs
  • On-the-job training programs offer up to 50% reimbursement for an eligible employee's ages during the training period
  • Customized training programs
  • Access to Work Opportunity Tax Credits for hiring individuals who face barriers to employment
  • Access to Department of Labor approved apprenticeship programs and other workforce development training programs