Signs, Landscaping, Permitting, Inspections, and Zoning: 734-466-2290
When first starting the plans to locate your business in Livonia, it is a good idea to talk with the city's Planning and Economic Development departments to set the stage for a successful and smooth opening. Their helpful staff will walk you through the process of permitting, inspections, signage approvals, potential tax incentives plus do whatever is possible to help your business get off to a successful start. Click here to go to the citys Planning Department for information on zoning, ordinances and planning.
City of Livonia Economic Development Department: 734-466-2293
When looking to locate a business in Livonia the first stop should be with the city's Economic Development Department. The City of Livonia's Economic Development office coordinates all economic development initiatives and activities for the city. The Economic Development Director devotes special emphasis to the retention and expansion of existing Livonia businesses, as well as providing services for industrial and commercial businesses considering new operations in Livonia. Click here to learn more about the services provided by the citys Economic Development Department.
Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC): 517-373-9808
The MEDC is a national leader in innovative and effective business attraction and assistance programs. Their services include packaging incentive programs, workplace safety training, employee training, export assistance, labor market information, selling to government and strategic and technology planning. Click here to visit the MEDC website.
Wayne County Economic Development: 313-224-0756
Wayne County has developed a number of programs to encourage economic development. The Economic Development department can assist you with financial incentives, Brownfield redevelopment, loans, and job training. Click here to visit their website.
Michigan Works (job training and placement): 734-513-4900
Livonia is the home to a Michigan Works Service Center. This agency helps employers tap into a large pool of qualified job seekers and provides job training, plus employment assistance. All services of Michigan Works are free. For more information on Michigan Works, click here to visit their website.
Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Council (MI-SBTDC): 734-462-4438
The Small Business Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at Schoolcraft College provides counseling, support and educational programs for small, start-up business and innovative technology companies. As part of this program they offer one-on-one management consulting and training programs tailored to the interest of small business owners and managers. The MI-SBTDC website takes you to online tools provided by the Michigan Small Business Technology and Development Center (MI-SBTDC) to start a business.
Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC): 734-462-4438
The PTAC program at Schoolcraft College provides assistance to business firms in marketing products and services to federal, state and local governments. They function as your government contracting resource and support system. Since its inception in 1985 the Schoolcraft PTAC has facilitated over one billion dollars of contracts for local businesses. They can also be reached via e-mail.
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE):
Another resource for small and start-up businesses is the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) who provide free, confidential counseling. SCORE members are comprised of retired business owners and managers from a variety of specialty areas. To set up an appointment with a SCORE representative, please call the Livonia Chamber of Commerce 734-427-2122.
Registering a business in Livonia, Michigan:
Click here to go to the portion of our website with information on registering a business.
Livonia Chamber of Commerce
33233 Five Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48154