Economic Development

The Division is responsible for development and improvement of the business and industrial districts in the City of Madison Heights. The Division supports the Downtown Development Authority, Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, and provides assistance to the Planning Commission and the City Council regarding economic development projects.

Responsibilities


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/Relocation

The 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 gilestucker@madison-heights.org to learn more. 

Workforce Development


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 gilestucker@madison-heights.org 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 HERE and return to Brad Hansen at hansenb@oakgov.com or contact Economic Development Supervisor Giles Tucker at gilestucker@madison-heights.org

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 HERE.

Contact Economic Development Supervisor Giles Tucker at gilestucker@madison-heights.org to learn more

Madison Height Downtown Development Authority (MHDDA) Programs

Visit the MHDDA Page for programs exclusively for properties located within the MHDDA area.

Madison Heights- Hazel Park Chamber of Commerce

The Economic Development Division is a partner of the Madison Heights-Hazel Park Chamber of Commerce. Visit https://www.madisonheightschamber.com/ to learn more.