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Planning and Economic Development

Economic Development Programs

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Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption

A manufacturer that is purchasing new real property or will be investing in new or expanded real property may qualify for an Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption.  More Details



Plant Rehabilitation District Exemption

A special tax exemption (Plant Rehabilitation District) may also be available to a manufacturer considering the reuse of an existing industrial building that suffers from significant functional obsolescence.  More Details


Opportunity Zones

An Opportunity Zone is a place where long-term investment provides progressive tax benefits for individuals who convert unrealized capital gains into certified Opportunity Funds. Macomb County is ready to assist managers of Opportunity Funds and connect them with Opportunity Zone properties. More Details



Site Selection

We can help you find the ideal site for your growth needs. Our research specialists can help you find available buildings or developable sites based on your specifications. More Details



Small Business Development Center

Small business is important to us; it is the foundation of our local economy. We work in close partnership with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to make sure small businesses and entrepreneurs in Macomb County receive the assistance they need.  More Details



Brownfield Redevelopment Authority 

The purpose of the Brownfield Authority is to promote the revitalization of environmentally distressed areas, either by providing incentives for developers to clean up contaminated or functionally obsolete property, by receiving grants to perform the clean up before a development is involved, or a combination of the two.



Private Activity Bond Program

Formerly known as Industrial Development Revenue Bonds (IDRB), the Private Activity Bond Program is yet another source of tax-exempt financial assistance for economic development projects in Michigan.  More Details


Prosperity Regions

The Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development partners with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to ensure that growth in the county is maximized.  The MEDC provides a vast number of programs and incentives to help businesses grow.  More Details


Strategic Development Districts

Check out Macomb County's Strategic Development Districts for new and expanding businesses.  More Details


Fueling the Talent Pipeline

The FTTP program connects employers with educators to provide meaningful career exploration activities for students and to prepare the next generation of our workforce. More details.