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Planning and Economic Development

Contact: Vicky Rowinski, Director of Macomb County Planning & Economic Development

Phone: 586-469-5065



February 17, 2021

Macomb County awards $4.1 million in grants to more than 800 small businesses

Macomb County today announced that it has awarded $4.1 million in grants to more than 800 local small businesses. Funding for the grants came from the State of Michigan and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation through the Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program. The program’s goal was to assist businesses that experienced significant financial hardship due to the COVID-19 emergency orders issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in November and December 2020.

"While the timeline to apply was short, we were pleased to partner with the state to help some of the businesses more adversely affected by the pandemic," said Vicky Rowinski, director of Macomb County Planning and Economic Development. "We continue to work with our small business community and providing these grants will ensure they are able to pay rent, utilities and even rehire employees as they ramp back up.”

Macomb County gave grant funding priority to brick and mortar businesses in the following industries: Restaurants, bars, banquet facilities, gyms, entertainment venues and recreational facilities.

Visit the Macomb County grants page for additional details and information.

For additional information on the state program and a list of who received grants, click here.

About Macomb County Planning and Economic Development
The Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development supports an environment where businesses prosper and people thrive. Its activities and programs are focused on stimulating the local economy through business retention, expansion and attraction while improving the overall quality of life for residents. The department specializes in providing services to businesses at all stages of development with a concentration on the high-growth industries of aerospace, alternative energy, advanced manufacturing, defense and homeland security For more information, call 586-469-5285 or visit:


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