The Economic Development Division is responsible for business retention and expansion throughout the city, improving the economic base of the community, creating employment opportunities, and reducing commercial and industrial property vacancies.
The Division works with business owners, property owners, real estate brokers, development firms, local and state officials, civic, community, and business groups to coordinate and enhance business relationships, as well as recruitment and retention efforts.
Site Selection/RelocationThe Economic Development Division is committed in assisting prospective business and those that seek relocation or expansion in Madison Heights. The Economic Development Supervisor maintains relationships with local brokers and employs tools to help find suitable locations for businesses to thrive. Contact Economic Development Supervisor Giles Tucker at to learn more.
The Economic Development Division partners with Madison Heights businesses to connect them with workforce recruitment and training resources. Contact Economic Development Supervisor Giles Tucker at
to learn more.
Examples of Available Programs
USEPA Environmental Assessment Grant
In 2016 The Oakland County Brownfield Consortium (Oakland County, Farmington Hills, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Madison Heights, Pontiac and Southfield) was awarded $600,000 from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to perform Environmental Assessment work for our Brownfield program. Phase I, II, Baseline Environmental Assessments, Due Care Plans, Brownfield Plans, Lead and Asbestos testing are all eligible through this grant.
If you have a project that is ready for redevelopment please feel free to fill out the linked form and return to Brad Hansen at
Industrial Facilities Exemption
The Plant Rehabilitation and Industrial Development Districts Act, (known as the Industrial Facilities Exemption) PA 198 of 1974, as amended, provides a tax incentive to manufacturers to enable renovation and expansion of aging facilities, assist in the building of new facilities, and to promote the establishment of high tech facilities. An Industrial Facilities Exemption (IFE) certificate entitles the facility to exemption from ad valorem real and/or personal property taxes for a term of 1-12 years as determined by the local unit of government. Applications are filed, reviewed and approved by the local unit of government, but are also subject to review at the State level by the Property Services Division and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. The State Tax Commission (STC) is ultimately responsible for final approval and issuance of certificates. Exemptions are not effective until approved by the STC.
Industrial Facilities Exemption Application and Required Documentation can be found on the Michigan Treasury Website or by clicking
Contact Economic Development Supervisor Giles Tucker at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more
Madison Height Downtown Development Authority (MHDDA) Programs
Visit thefor programs exclusively for properties located within the MHDDA area.