MACOMB COUNTY Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development Vicky Rowinski, CEcD (586) 469-5285 • www.ped.macombgov.org
Macomb County Planning & Economic Development (MCPED) is responsible for implementing the county’s economic development strategy. The group is structured specifically to create the ideal environment for new business and emerging sectors, as well as to support the breadth of business activities found across the county. MCPED functions include business attraction, business retention and expansion, and small business and entrepreneurial development, with specific supporting activities of business consulting, classes and seminars, site selection, financing and incentives, workforce education and training, partnerships and targeted industry reports.
Macomb St. Clair Michigan Works
21885 Dunham Ste. 11, Clinton Township 48036 (586) 469-5220 • www.macomb-stclairworks.org Career Centers are located in Clinton Township, Mount Clemens, Roseville and Warren.
Velocity Collaboration Center
6633 18 Mile Rd., Sterling Heights 48314 (586) 884-9320 • www.velocity-center.com The Center is a Pure Michigan SmartZone serving as a hub for business incubation and economic development targeting defense, homeland security, and advanced manufacturing.
WAYNE COUNTY Wayne County Economic Development Wafa Dinaro,MPA, Executive Director (313) 967-2376 • www.waynecounty.com Comprised of several entities, the department can provide financial tools and incentives through the Economic Development Corporation (WCEDC), Land Bank (WCLB), the Brownsfield Redevelopment Authority (WCBRA), Greater Wayne Economic Development (GWEDC), Detroit Community Development (CDE), Stadium Authority (DWCSA), and the Regional Aerotropolis.
Michigan’s “Going Pro Talent Fund”, distributed by the Workforce Development Agency, has allowed companies to leverage nearly $1 billion toward their workforce. Employers with a need for skill enhancement, apprenticeship, and advanced tech training programs are eligible to apply for this grant money. For more information, log on to www.michigan.gov WASHTENAW COUNTY Office of Community and Economic Development Ms. Teresa Gillotti, Director 415 W. Michigan Avenue, 2nd Floor, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 (734) 554-6748 • www.washtenaw.org/OCED
Ann Arbor SPARK
(a catalyst for economic development for the greater Ann Arbor region) Mr. Paul Krutko, President and CEO 330 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (734) 761-9317 www.annarborusa.org SPARK Central Innovation Center located at this location.
SPARK East Innovation Center 215 W. Michigan Avenue Ypsilanti, MI 48197 (734) 372-4070
Did you know?
The 87 mile border between Southeast Michigan and Canada is North American’s busiest and most valuable border. Over 40% of U.S. trade with Canada (our largest partner) crosses in Southeast Michigan.