• Business Resources

  • City of Livonia Licenses: 734-466-2230
    Certain businesses classifications are required to obtain a license to operate in Livonia. Those licenses are obtained from the City Clerk's office. 

    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 city's 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 Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC): 734-462-4438 

    The Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) at Schoolcraft College provides consulting, training and research to assist small businesses to launch, grow, transition and innovate. One-on-one meetings with experienced business consultants are available to support small business owners in building viable business plans, establishing strategies for growth and survival, and generating realistic financial goals.

    As a satellite office of the SE Michigan Region, the MI-SBDC at Schoolcraft College serves businesses located in western Wayne and southern Oakland counties.

    Contact the SBDC at Schoolcraft College for more information at: www.schoolcraft.edu/bdc/about/small-business-development-center.


    Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC): 734-462-4438

    The U.S. government spends billions of dollars annually; making it the world’s largest purchaser of goods and services. At Schoolcraft College PTAC, our professional, confidential, and no-cost consulting services can help your company identify the government market that best fits your organization. Our knowledgeable staff can help you locate bidding opportunities for your company and explore what it takes to sell your products and services to the government.

    PTACs provide free Government Contracting assistance to business firms in marketing products and services to the federal, state, and local governments. As a regional center, the Schoolcraft College PTAC serves companies located in Livingston, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

    Contact the PTAC at Schoolcraft College for more information at: www.schoolcraft.edu/bdc/about/ptac

    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 visit www.score.org.