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A Better Place To Do Business

With a working partnership between local government and business, Shelby Township is an integral part of the growth of the metro Detroit and Michigan economy.  Through initiatives such as tax incentives and constantly improving and expanding Township infrastructure, the Township’s Board of Trustees has cemented relationships with some of the top industrial firms in the nation including: Fori Automation; Dan’s Excavating; Century Plastics; Florence Cement; U.S. Farathane; General Dynamics; Models and Tools; Smith Brothers Tools; Eagle Manufacturing; Plastic Trends; KUKA Robotics; Avon Gear; Lube Power. 

Whether it is a new company or an established firm looking to expand, Shelby Township offers personalized services to meet industry demands in the most cost-effective means possible. New businesses work with Township staff to help with permitting processes, workforce screening and training programs to ensure every business has the best possible start when taking root in Shelby Township.

Shelby Township "Business Advantage" offers new, expanding business a fast track


Shelby Township, in partnership with the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development, created a new model for local government to break down barriers and help new and expanding businesses thrive with the Shelby Township Business Advantage.

This initiative includes interactive web tools to leverage Macomb County’s technical and economic development resources to expose Township resources to private sector partners. Among other areas, these tools identify available manufacturing sites such as those located in Cherry Creek Corporate Park as well as various retail development sites at prime locations throughout the Township.
--Visit the Shelby Township Business Advantage

Township forms economic committee to supplement commercial growth

The Shelby Township Board of Trustees voted unanimously at its Nov. 19 meeting to create another committee, with a $500 annual budget, called the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC).

Trustee Paula Filar introduced the EDAC as a “think tank” geared to increase the retail tax base, reduce commercial blight, improve the township’s permit process and identify low-impact development in underdeveloped commercial areas of the township.

Shelby Township has an ongoing commitment to promoting the spectacular business assets it has, and it’s exciting to see the private and public sectors contributing to this effort,” Township Supervisor Rick Stathakis said.  “EDAC, the Shelby Township Board of Trustees and Planning Director Glenn Wynn have put the necessary tools in place so that new businesses can look at Shelby Township from anywhere in the world and know that we are open for business and more than capable of helping their companies grow.”

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SHRCCI champions local businesses big and small

Beginning as a small, localized Chamber in 1961, the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber  of Commerce and Industry has grown to become Macomb County’s leading business organization with more than 1,600 members.

Originally organized as the “Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce,” the SHRCCI has expanded to serve businesses in every Macomb County community.

The chamber's mission has been, and continues to be bringing features, benefits and value to its members. The Chamber's professional staff strives to bring a return on investment to its  members to make their Chamber the best business organization possible.
--Visit the SHRCCI website

County, Township partner for development web portal, bolster industrial growth


County Executive Mark Hackel and Shelby Township Supervisor Rick Stathakis announced the Prime Properties  web portal launch on with the county’s economic development team, Shelby Township Planning Director Glenn Wynn Aug. 21. Hackel said it was the work of owner Eugene D’Agostini and Shelby Township officials that made Cherry Creek Corporate Park the portal’s, “pilot.”

“Prime Properties is about the power of one,” Stathakis said of Prime Properties, which highlights the county’s most attractive industrial assets. “By utilizing the resources of the county in terms of its GIS mapping to promote the products we have in Shelby Township, we can compete with anyone in the world.”

Cherry Creek Corporate Park, which has existing utility service, connection to the regional transportation network and an established relationship between the owner and the local community, was tabbed to kick off the Web portal as it fulfilled all of the requirements for properties that the county is hoping to promote across the region, country and globe.

--Visit the Prime Properties web portal