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Macomb County offices will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day. Online services are available 24/7.

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Locate to Macomb County, Michigan

With a solid manufacturing base, a quality, skilled workforce and other resources at your disposal, Macomb County is an excellent place to locate your business.

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Macomb County is located in southeast Michigan, just north of Detroit.

If you're looking to locate your business to a community with a robust, skilled workforce, affordable taxes and locations, as well as a beautiful place to live with a great quality of life, you've come to the right place. With two international border crossings, access to the Great Lakes, one of the largest pools of engineers in the country, Macomb County is the perfect place to build and grow your business.

How can we help?

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We understand how difficult it can be to find the perfect place to locate your business. Let our economic development team help.

How we can help your business

Our economic development team is here to help. We can help connect your businesses and organizations to the incentives and resources you need.

Some of the services offered include:

  • Coordinating state and local investment incentives and financing programs
  • Providing existing companies resources for hiring, training and retaining their workforce.
  • Site selection analysis and help locating prime properties in the county. Let us know what kind of site you are looking for.
  • Assisting new companies with site searches and resources for talent recruitment.
  • Market research, workshops and networking opportunities.
  • Our team helps you find available buildings and sites based upon individual needs and acts as a liaison between your company and a local municipality to ensure the project moves along smoothly.

Services provided are personalized, confidential, and free.

Why Macomb County?

With two international border crossings, access to the Great Lakes, and a robust, skilled workforce, Macomb County is the perfect place to build and grow your business.

Here are just a few benefits of locating to Macomb County:

  • Two International border crossings (Detroit and Port Huron) are within an hour's drive
  • Major airports - (Detroit Metropolitan Airport and Bishop International Airport) are within an hour’s drive, as are additional smaller airports
  • More than $250 billion in trade crosses from Michigan to Canada annually
  • More than 143 million metric tons of cargo, valued at $15.2 billion, move across the Great Lakes every year
  • An available workforce of over 463,000 people within Macomb County and another two million throughout the region.
  • Macomb County's workforce features 83,387 high-tech jobs, including 14,473 engineers, 27,076 research and development specialists, and 41,208 skilled tradespeople.

  • Michigan ranks third in the nation for electrical, mechanical, and industrial engineers. 

  • Michigan employs four times more mechanical engineers than the national average. 
  • Michigan also employs the most industrial engineers in the country, with more than 27,000. 

(Source: Detroit Regional Partnership)

Property vacancy and property costs

For rent (by square foot)

  • Macomb Industrial space -- 1.7% $8.80 average 
  • Macomb office space -- 7.5% vacant; $18.64 average 
  • Macomb retail space -- 5.6% vacant; $17.48 average

For sale

  • Macomb industrial space -- $71 per square foot
  • Macomb office space -- $95 per square foot
  • Macomb retail space – $138 per square foot

Affordable taxes

Macomb County maintains competitive tax rates:

Macomb by the Numbers

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Learn about all the advantages of locating to Macomb County, including the business mix, workforce talent, and educational support through numbers and statistics.

Contact us

Jack Johns

Are you looking to locate to Macomb County? Contact us to learn about available sites and services or schedule a confidential meeting. We are here to help.

Jack Johns 

Program Director

Call: 586-469-6293

Contact Planning and Economic Development