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Planning and Economic Development

Construction and Skilled Trades



Total Jobs

Total Job Growth
from 2010-2020


Average Earnings
(National average $70,704)

Equally well-versed in comfortable residential dwellings and state-of-the-art commercial buildings, Macomb County’s construction industry is one of its most dynamic sectors. Sticking with Macomb County’s tradition of excellence in building, quality craftsmanship is not just a feature of advanced manufacturing, aerospace and defense, or automotive. From cement to carpentry and much more in between, local contractors provide top-notch trade services to provide the highest quality results. First class schools, resilient utility and transportation infrastructure, cutting-edge industrial and office workplaces, single-family and multi-family homes are the basic building blocks of healthy and thriving communities, and Macomb County’s construction industry and skilled trades is crucial in quite literally building it all from the ground up. Demonstrating its importance to the local economy, construction was Macomb County’s fifth most productive sector in 2020, accounting for just over five percent of the total Gross Regional Product.





A skilled trades powerhouse, Macomb County’s economy features over 20,000 people employed in the skilled construction trades. Regional job concentration per capita for “Skilled Trades- Construction” is 1.05 times the national job concentration. In other words, there are five percent more “Skilled Trades- Construction” workers in this region than we would expect to find on average. Whether you own a world-class mobility company, are a member of the armed services relocating, or have a growing family, Macomb County has the people necessary to make it your business or personal home.



Job Title Employed in Industry Group (2019) Percent Increase 2010 - 2019 Median Hourly Earnings (2019)
Construction Laborers 3,133 55% $17.22
Carpenters 2,254 26% $20.53
Electricians 1,795 29% $31.23
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1,155 12% $32.66
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 1,097 43% $32.86



Macomb County is a prime place for construction companies to ply their trades. With a steadily growing population and 1.9 percent industrial vacancy rates, the demand for new housing units and industrial buildings is high.

Affirming its position as a premier place to live, work, and play, Macomb County saw positive population growth every year of the past decade, and since 2010, has netted an additional 36,889 people. Respectively, the county experienced a 28 percent increase in people aged 25-29 and 13 percent growth in people aged 30-34, paving the way for a new generation of homeowners.

Ten years of solid growth in key industry sectors like advanced manufacturing, aerospace, defense, medical device manufacturing, food processing, and transportation, warehousing, and logistics coupled with a 1.9 percent industrial vacancy rate has made Macomb County a prime location for industrial developments. In the last five years alone, Macomb County’s construction industry has built over 23 million square feet of new industrial space, bringing the total industrial square footage in the county to 129 Million square feet.



Cherry Creek Industrial Park - Shelby Township, MI

Located just off the M-53 expressway on 23 Mile Road in Shelby Township, Cherry Creek Industrial Park is one of the premier industrial parks found in the Detroit metropolitan area and represents the dynamic capabilities of Macomb County's construction industry.

The park, built by D'Agostini Companies over the course of the past decade, features over 1.2 million square feet of industrial space. The development helped facilitate over $150.4 million in investment and resulted in more than 1,400 jobs through powerhouse manufacturers like Grupo Antolin, Paslin, Transform Automotive, and SAPA Transmission.

This development has contributed to the low industrial building vacancy rate in Macomb County and supports evergrowing demand for premium industrial space to meet the needs of the advanced manufacturing, aerospace, defense, and automotive sectors. It also showcases how vibrant Macomb County's skilled trades and construction businesses are and how continued growth in this industry has a ripple effect through the county, further positioning it as a premier location now and into the future.







Center Line Electric 
Colasanti Group 
Conti Corporation 
D'Agostini Companies 
Dan’s Excavating 
Distinguished Development 
Florence Cement Co 
Labelle Electric 
Lombardo Homes 
Lutz Roofing 
Macomb Mechanical 
Quadrate Development 
Randazzo Heating and Cooling 
Rauhorn Electric 
Ric-Man Construction, Inc
Roncelli Inc. 
RSC Mechanical 
Vitale Building Group