Total Job Growth
(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.
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.
|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|
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
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INDUSTRY JOBS BY YEAR
TOP LOCAL COMPANIES
Dick's Sporting Goods
Duluth Trading Company
Jos. A. Bank
Lord & Taylor
Lowe’s Home Improvement