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Planning and Economic Development

Macomb County Planning and Economic Development to distribute community grants for small businesses affected by COVID-19

Macomb County Planning and Economic Development has announced it is working with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and First State Bank to coordinate economic assistance for local businesses affected by the COVID-19 situation.

New job opportunities available with local employers

As the world around us continues to adapt and evolve, so have many industries in Macomb County. From large online retailers to grocery stores to delivery services, companies that are providing essential services have ramped up local hiring efforts. If you, a family member or friend are looking for primary or supplemental employment, click today's Macomb Business blog.

Michigan’s first Marine technician certification to be offered at Macomb Community College

Michigan ranks third in the nation in boat registrations, with nearly 1 million, second only to Florida and Minnesota. In fact, nearly 190,000 of Michigan boat registrations are in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties. These numbers are part of the reason why the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development has been working with Macomb Community College, the Michigan Boating Industries Association and Macomb County marina operators to develop a comprehensive marine technician program.

Robotics Collaboration and Innovation Center announces official 501(c)(3) status, acknowledges first $85,000 in contributions

Workers in the robotics industry are in demand. Especially here in Macomb County. Recent statistics show 13,294 people working as robotics engineers - and 211 job openings. With an average local salary of $94,000, those positions should be filled soon. But what about the next generation? Are they ready to take on these important roles? This is where the Macomb County Robotics Collaboration and Innovation Center hopes to make an impact. 

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