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Macomb County is a part of the region that put the world on wheels.
Fueled by a history of more than 100 years of innovation, many industries find extraordinary success here. In our region, you will find a skilled and ready workforce, superior research and development support, transportation and logistical infrastructure, and a supplier network unlike any other locale in the world. Incoming businesses are often pleasantly surprised at how cost-effective and easy it is to get started here.
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Macomb County is home to an advanced manufacturing infrastructure that features a convergence of technology, skilled trades and manufacturing expertise which combine to make Macomb County a preferred place to do business. The integration of knowledge-based information technology with traditional manufacturing resources is helping Macomb County companies become leaders in advanced manufacturing.
More than 100 years after the auto assembly line was first introduced, Macomb County remains at the forefront of the U.S. auto industry. The transformational growth of this industry is opening up economic opportunities across Macomb County. Ten automotive OEM facilities occupy 25 million square feet and employ more than 35,000 workers here. Since 2010, automotive companies have invested more than $7.4 billion in Macomb County including substantial investments by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Company and General Motors.
IT & Cyber Security
As the world becomes increasingly interconnected through technology, Macomb County is on the cutting edge of the information technology (IT) and cybersecurity industries. More than 550 companies make up Macomb County's network of IT and cybersecurity businesses. Collectively, they employ more than 10,000 workers. These companies are utilizing sophisticated software systems and the latest in technology to revolutionize our digital infrastructure.
Defense and homeland security operations find a strategic advantage in Macomb County that exists nowhere else in North America. This strategic advantage is bolstered by our exceptional engineering, R&D and advanced manufacturing capabilities built over 100 years of meeting the exacting standards of the automotive, aerospace and defense industries.
Food & Agriculture
More than 75,0 00 acres – nearly a quarter of all land – in Macomb County is a hotbed for agriculture purposes. With more than 500 active farms, the county is fully involved in all aspects of the farm-to-table process. Food products grown and manufactured in Macomb County are routinely sold to both wholesalers and retailers for distribution and have value added through businesses primarily engaged in baking, processing and packaging.
The Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services sector in Macomb County consists of a robust network of businesses offering specialized skills, knowledge, experience, capacity, ethics, and creativity. The establishments in this sector provide services in both business to business environments and direct to consumer.
From big box to boutique, there are more than 2,400 retail establishments in Macomb County. As personal income, consumer confidence and county population continues to surge, conditions here are prime for growth in the retail industry. Macomb County is home to two of Michigan’s fastest growing communities and has seen a strong employment growth.
Healthcare and social assistance is an emerging and fast growing industry cluster within Macomb County. These establishments offer a fully integrated continuum of care including everything from general hospitals to specialty care.
Transportation Logistics & Warehousing
Macomb County is home to a robust transportation and warehousing sector that supports the county’s bedrock industry of manufacturing. With a large network of manufacturers producing more than $34 billion of goods each year, and requiring an input of $13 billion, the county’s economy relies on industries providing transportation of cargo, warehousing and storage for goods, and support activities related to modes of transportation.
Quality Of Life
Consistently one of Michigan’s fastest growing communities, an average of 19 people move into Macomb County each day. Macomb County is Michigan’s third most populated county and one of its fastest growing. More than 870,000 residents enjoy a rich quality of life.
Offering safe neighborhoods, strong schools, top-notch health care facilities and diverse leisure-time options, Macomb County is the perfect place to call home! Visit Make Macomb Your Home to find out more about the quality of life in Macomb County
Welcoming and safe, Macomb County communities range from large cities to small towns. Notoriously affordable housing options range from solid starters in walkable neighborhoods, historic districts with quaint downtowns, opulent estates on park-like parcels, active farmland or lakefront living. All offer easy access to nearby amenities.
Safe and Secure
Progressive public safety initiatives keep crime rates and insurance premiums low in Macomb County. All of Pure Michigan’s four glorious seasons are here to enjoy with little threat of natural disaster.
From pre-kindergarten through high school, including a nationally acclaimed special education program, Macomb’s 21 school districts prepare students for success in life. More than 95 percent of high school graduates choose to continue their education in some form or fashion. The coveted International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma can be earned at two public schools. More than 30 public academies or private schools offer educational options.
Macomb Community College serves more than 48,000 students annually. Specializing in career preparation and workforce development, Macomb also offers a streamlined articulation process, professional education and certification and a broad offering of lifelong learning opportunities.
As a pioneer of the “University Center” concept, Macomb College hosts satellite classrooms of Michigan’s top colleges and universities as well as Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
The Heart of the Great Lakes
A top destination for fishing, boating and paddle sports, Lake St. Clair is an important recreational asset. Bassmaster Magazine rated its fishery first in the nation in 2013. The 32-mile “Circle the Lake” tour supports thousands of boat slips, dockside dining and entertainment, phenomenal wildlife watching and miles of hike/bike trails. A growing number of annual events on the lake attract visitors all year long.
From neighborhood playgrounds to expansive parkland, there are more than 17,000 acres of recreational land and open space in Macomb County. Networks of hike/bike trails – including the 24-mile Macomb Orchard Trail – connect neighborhoods to parks, downtown districts and schools. Four-season sports and educational programs are offered at three regional parks.
Want more? How about six public beaches; more than 30 spectacular golf courses; a tangle of cross-country ski trails; liveries that rent canoes, kayaks and horses; and private lessons that range from wind-surfing to skydiving?
Top name entertainers grace local venues like Macomb County’s Freedom Hill, Center for the Performing Arts and Andiamo Showroom. The professional playgrounds of the Detroit Tigers, Red Wings, Lions and Pistons are just a short drive away. Other nearby attractions include the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Zoo, The Henry Ford and three casino hotels.
Macomb is home to six stops along the “Thumbs Up Wine Trail” which offers the bounty of local vineyards, wineries and a cider house.
From big box to boutique, you’ll find it here. Macomb’s M-59 Corridor features more than 1,900 retailers and restaurants. Owners of one-of-a-kind shops await you in downtown districts. Nearly 500 active farms support a variety of community markets, field-side stands and “u-pick” experiences.
Classic car nights, ethnic festivals or concerts under the stars, something is always on the calendar in Macomb County. Annual favorites include Sprint and Splash, Armada Fair, Gratiot Cruise, Sterlingfest and an assortment of other festivals that pay homage to Macomb’s military prowess, peaches and fish flies.
Dining and Nightlife
Nearly 1,300 restaurants offer a tantalizing array of epicurean delights that complement our rich ethnic diversity. You’ll find a friendly crowd in our neighborhood pubs where you can shoot a game of pool, listen to a live band or dance the night away.
Five area hospitals offer nationally acclaimed specialty and trauma centers with top-rated medical staff. Every neighborhood is served by urgent-care facilities as well as the offices of general and specialty-care medical practitioners.
Talent & Workforce
We understand the success of your business depends on hiring the right person for the job. With a dynamic workforce of more than 406,000 residents and another two million throughout the region, Macomb County businesses can rely on our talent pool to move forward in Michigan.
Our business development specialists help employers identify and train the talent they need through partnerships with area agencies and local colleges and universities.
Specialized programs offered:
- Third-party job postings and applicant screening
- Off-site job fairs
- On-the-job training programs offer up to 50% reimbursement for an eligible employee's ages during the training period
- Customized training programs
- Access to Work Opportunity Tax Credits for hiring individuals who face barriers to employment
- Access to Department of Labor approved apprenticeship programs and other workforce development training programs