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Taxes and incentives

Our professional team of economic developers can direct you to the program or programs you need to revive, support or grow your business.

Macomb County offers a wide variety of assistance to help new and current businesses grow and thrive. We will director you to programs that are designed to help with a variety of business dynamics and are crucial to keeping a business operating and successful. Our team of seasoned professionals can help your business access a wide variety of programs to aid in achieving success.

Available taxes and incentives programs:

Encourages the replacement, restoration and new construction of commercial property by abating the property taxes generated from new investment.

Encourages the rehabilitation of commercial property by abating the property taxes generated from new investment.

Incentives for both electric and natural gas users designed to help businesses increase energy efficiency.

Low-interest loans for cleanup activities associated with the redevelopment of contaminated property.

Grants or loans for exterior improvements made through a Downtown Development Authority of Tax Increment Finance Authority. Available at participating municipalities in Macomb County

Up to 50% reimbursement for international marketing activities including web site development, foreign market-compliant packaging and labels, advertising and more.

More than $52 million in grant funds are available for Michigan

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 companies pursuing additional mobility-related training and consulting services.

The Global Epicenter of Mobility (GEM) initiative is working to expand Michigan’s mobile capacity and boost our economy.

With funding provided by the U.S. Economic Development Administration and led locally by the Detroit Regional Partnership (DRP), the GEM monies are available to eligible Michigan manufacturers to assist in their mobility transformation, develop their organization and remain competitive.

The GEM grant is a targeted funding program and is available to companies in all 11 southeast Michigan counties, including Macomb.

Key benefits of the program include:

  •  Up to $100,000 in matching grant funds to qualifying companies for technical assistance projects.
  • A comprehensive assessment and valuation report.
  • Development of an opportunity plan.

Global Epicenter of Mobility Coalition projects include workforce training, direct assistance to legacy manufacturers and entrepreneurial support for start-ups in the mobility space, which includes electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles and other mobility technology. 

The coalition will work with businesses across the supply chain to recruit, train and re-skill workers to meet talent needs. 

The coalition, which includes the Big Three automakers; United Auto Workers; universities; and state, local, and community leadership, aims to build a more collaborative and equitable regional economy.

It is expected that the grant will vastly transform the Detroit region into a the Global Epicenter of Mobility, building on existing automotive expertise to create an inclusive and sustainable advanced-mobility cluster. 

This grant and the additional investment it will spark will enable the region to launch into a second century of advanced mobility prominence while deeply embedding economic equity into every aspect of industry cluster growth. Advanced mobility includes the multi-dimensional movement of people or goods and the products, materials, processes, and technologies that support it.

The GEM grant program ends in October 2025, and applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Companies must meet certain criteria to be eligible for GEM grant funding, including:

  • Having fewer than 500 employees
  • Deriving more than 10% of annual revenues from the mobility or transportation sectors
  • For those that do not have 10% annual revenue in mobility, companies demonstrating the critical potential to address a particular need in the advanced mobility supply chains may also be eligible.
  • Priority will be given to companies in the internal combustible engine (ICE) supply chain as well as those considered high risk for disruption in historically excluded communities and those that have clear leadership commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).

If you’d like to learn more about GEM grants, contact our economic developers at 586-469-5100 for free and confidential assistance.

An abatement of industrial real property taxes, saving approximately half on real property taxes up to a total of 12 years.  The program is designed to encourage eligible businesses to make new investments in Michigan.

A program was created by the Michigan Strategic Fund to meet the skill needs of companies that are expanding or relocating to Michigan.

Grants and loans for projects that promote economic development and reuse of brownfield properties.

Designed to provide grants, loans and other economic assistance to businesses for highly competitive projects in Michigan that create jobs and/or provide investment and results in a net-positive return to Michigan.

Flexible funding to cover the cost of training new employees through the companies income taxes being redirected back to the business to train new staff.

An incentivized training program through the Macomb/St. Clair Michigan Works! covering up to 50% of training cost to get workers upskilled to do the job. Going Pro Talent Fund is another Michigan Works program to help cover the cost of training new and incumbent workers.

Provides financial assistance for small and medium-sized export companies to develop or expand export-related activities. Up to 50% reimbursement for eligible international export activities.

Long-term investment provides progressive tax benefits for individuals who convert unrealized capital gains into certified Opportunity Funds. Macomb County is home to 17 Opportunity Zones in six communities: Clinton Township, Eastpointe, Mount Clemens, Roseville, Sterling Heights and Warren.

Long-term financing tool designed to reduce impact on the climate while creating significant savings in energy costs, PACE provides 100% funding for qualified energy efficiency upgrades which is repaid through property taxes over a 5-20 year period.

PMBC offers free services to small to medium-sized Michigan businesses to connect local, national and global companies for supply chain sourcing opportunities.

PMTC is an online marketplace to help companies find the talent needed to fill positions by connecting Michigan’s employers with job seekers. It also allows companies to post job openings and search thousands of resumes for the ideal candidate.

Assist in the funding of highway, road, and street projects necessary to support economic growth.

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Call: 586-469-5285


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