Planning and Economic Development
The Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development (PED) works to stimulate the local economy by helping businesses to grow and optimizing life experiences for residents and visitors. With a priority to assist in the creation of jobs for our highly skilled workforce, MCPED creates an environment where business thrives. Based on the strength of existing assets and partnerships, the department is particularly focused on the targeted industries of aerospace, advanced manufacturing, defense and homeland security. It also offers of full spectrum of services to cultivate entrepreneurship. To preserve and develop the rich community life that people in Macomb County expect, the department supports the principles of smart growth. It seeks to achieve a unique sense of place for each of the 27 local municipalities it serves; expand transportation options; diversify employment; reuse idled properties creatively; utilize green energy; preserve open space and farmland; support educational and cultural institutions; protect and promote Lake St. Clair; promote and expand the Macomb Orchard Trail and a county-wide network of greenways.