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Planning and Economic Development

Featured Events


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Macomb County FIRST Robotics Open House and Panel Discussion

Monday November 19 from 3:45 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Please join us for a FIRST Robotics open house hosted by local students from the International Academy of Macomb and the I.AM.ROBOT FIRST Robotics team.

Macomb County is well represented in the FIRST Robotics community. There are currently 16 high school teams from the area and the majority will have a presence at this open house event. We welcome you to come and meet these impressive students, experience their innovations and hear from mentors and coaches on why FIRST Robotics is an integral part of fueling our talent pipeline.

Guest speakers will include:

  • Mark A. Hackel, Macomb County Executive

  • Michael DeVault, MISD Superintendent

  • Gail Alpert, FIRST Robotics in Michigan President

We hope you can join us for this exciting and important, STEM-focused event.

Location: Macomb Intermediate School District, 44001 Garfield Rd., Clinton Twp


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Placemaking and Public Engagement: The Crossroads for a Successful Community

Monday, November 12 - Clinton Township
Thursday, November 15 - Detroit

All events are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lunch provided.
The National Charrette Institute and Michigan State University Extension are hosting a statewide training series on Placemaking and using the NCI charrette process to achieve quality places. These interactive one-day workshops will teach community and economic development professionals, planners, zoning administrators, elected officials, planning commissioners, students and involved citizens the essentials of quality places and how to create them using the National Charrette Institutes process for design-based collaboration. Participants will practice identifying areas ripe for placemaking and develop a placemaking project.

  • MSU Extension Assembly Room 21885 Dunham Rd, Verkuilen Building #12, Clinton Township
  • MSU Detroit Center Rooms 230 A&B, 3408 Woodward Ave., Detroit




"When I was a YoPro..." Story Slam

Tuesday, November 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Join us for an evening of compelling, inspiring storytelling to benefit #YoPros and Jr. Leadership Macomb. Featuring stories by area leaders and celebrities including: Fox 2's Roop Raj, 96.3 WDVD's Blaine Fowler, Baker College President Patty Kaufman, Clear Vision Consulting's Dawn Drozd and many more!
Location: Freddy's, 40000 Garfield Rd., Clinton Township


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Marketing Your Business - Webinar

Wednesday, November 14 from 11 a.m. to noon
Does your marketing strategy target your greatest opportunities for increases sales and achieving a competitive advantage? There is much more to marketing than having a couple of social media accounts and an email newsletter. In this webinar, we’ll discuss market analysis and research, competitive analysis and position, as well as product price, placement, and promotion, and finish up with strategy implementation. We have reserved 20 minutes for a live question and answer session, in which one of our certified small business consultants will answer questions from the audience on a first come, first served basis.
Location: Webinar


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Inside the World of Franchising: Business-to-Business (B2B) Franchises

Wednesday, November 14 from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Business-to-Business Franchises - Build a successful business by helping other businesses succeed! While many retail businesses serve individual customers, business-to-business (B2B) franchises focus on selling products or services to companies or business owners. Business-to-business companies might be home-based or require a large warehouse. You might be surprised by the variety of options available...everything from professional services, like sales consulting or maintenance services, such as office cleaning, to products that are customized for each business, like signs.
Location: Online


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Starting a Business

Thursday, November 15 from 9:30 a.m. to noon
This workshop is designed for individuals who are at the beginning stages of starting a business. It will help aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services. Start-up costs, financing options, and business planning are introduced, along with necessary steps to getting started.
Location: Chesterfield Township City Hall, 47275 Sugarbush Road


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Marketing Strategies That Work ENTR-8023

Mondays and Wednesdays, November 26 - December 3 from 6 p.m. to 8:55 p.m.
Investigate competitive strategies that attract customers. Explore niche marketing, research the best marketing opportunities, and learn how to enter new markets.
Location: Macomb Community College Center Campus, 44575 Garfield, Clinton Township


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Auto STEAM Days 2018

Wednesday, December 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Join us for Auto STEAM Days 2018! Through the past decade thousands of students have engaged in hands-on, interactive learning and experiences, always on the cutting edge of technology. The FREE event is geared to grades 6-12. 

  • Check out the latest trends in automotive design and technology
  • Talk with experts in the fields of engineering & robotics
  • Experience digital sketching and automotive clay modeling
  • Realize the high tech world of production design
  • Explore the world of welding through the use of a virtual welder
  • Understand the world of automated, connected vehicles
  • Discover coding and traffic light programming
  • Experience high tech vehicles on display in our car show
  • Operate hands-on skilled trades exhibits and learn about apprenticeship

Location: Sports & Expo Center, 14500 E. 12 Mile Rd., Warren


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Protect Your Small Business ENTR-8003A

Wednesday, December 5 from 6 p.m. to 8:55 p.m.
Use the law to protect you and your small business and to choose the best legal entity to protect your business from personal liability, unnecessary taxes, and internal or external fights. Taught by an attorney.
Location: Macomb Community College Center Campus, 44575 Garfield, Clinton Township



How to Market Your Business to the Federal Government - 401

Thursday, December 6 from 9 a.m. to noon
The U.S. Government is the largest buyer of goods and services. Selling to the federal government can be a rewarding experience, but how do you market your
goods and services to them? In this training you will learn how to market your business to the federal government as well as prime contractors.
Prerequisites: Introduction to Federal Government Contracting — 101; Federal Market Research - 201; Prospecting for Federal Opportunities - 301
Location: Macomb Community College, MTEC, Rm 138, 7900 Tank Ave., Warren


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Explore Careers in Manufacturing and Technology

Thursday, December 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
A night to explore and engage. For students grades 6-12, parents & guardians. 

  • Learn about job skills that are in high demand
  • Hear from recent grads who found good-paying career employment
  • Meet local businesses and learn who employers are hiring
  • Discover the career pathway that’s right for you
  • Learn about apprenticeship programs including the  Michigan Apprenticeship Program Plus (MAP+)
  • Explore apprenticeship, internships and work‑based learning

Location: Sports & Expo Center, 14500 E. 12 Mile Rd., Warren


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Financing Your Business ENTR-8045A

Monday, December 10 from 6 p.m. to 8:55 p.m.
Explore financing sources for small business and their benefits/drawbacks. Learn how and what to get ready before going to the bank for a loan. Discuss the 5 Cs: Conditions, Capital, Character, Collateral, and Cash Flow.
Location: Macomb Community College Center Campus, 44575 Garfield, Clinton Township


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Taking the Next Steps--Getting Started ENTR-8046

Wednesday, December 12 from 6 p.m. to 8:55 p.m.
Completion of previous 6 classes required. Review and assess your business strategy and identify your next steps. Bring your planner to schedule an appointment with the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Macomb Community College.
Location: Macomb Community College Center Campus, 44575 Garfield, Clinton Township