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Comprehensive Master Plan Steering Committee Meeting #1 to discuss 2018 Agenda & Goals

Comprehensive Master Plan Steering Committee Meeting #1 to discuss 2018 Agenda & Goals

Super Natural Brewing & Spirits opens in Livonia!

Super Natural Brewing & Spirits opens in Livonia!

Amazon fulfillment center is open for business!

Amazon fulfillment center is open for business!

Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) breaks ground on new Livonia Master Warehouse Facility!

Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) breaks ground on new Livonia Master Warehouse Facility!

BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse is coming to Livonia!

BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse is coming to Livonia!

Cooper Standard opens Global Technology Center in Livonia

Cooper Standard opens Global Technology Center in Livonia

Trinity Health is Livonia's 2nd Highest Leading Employer at 2,200 Employees!

Trinity Health is Livonia's 2nd Highest Leading Employer at 2,200 Employees!

Livonia Dog Park is now open!

Livonia Dog Park is now open!

Livonia Chamber of Commerce over 900 members strong!

Livonia Chamber of Commerce over 900 members strong!

Athletika Sports and Fitness Ribbon Cutting Celebration!

Athletika Sports and Fitness Ribbon Cutting Celebration!

Welcome to Livonia!

A big city with a small hometown charm and appeal. Whether you are starting, expanding, or need information about doing business in Livonia, this is the place to get started.  A community of mentoring, support and a culture of innovation help make businesses thrive.  If your business is growing and you're looking for ways to expand your facility, grow your workforce, or invest in new equipment, the City of Livonia wants to help you!

Livonia’s Planning and Economic Development Team devotes special emphasis on the retention and expansion of existing Livonia businesses, attracting new business, as well as, providing the following services for Industrial and Commercial prospects considering new operations in Livonia: 

           Package State & Local Incentives.
          Arrange Industrial/Commercial building tours with listing agents.
           Administer Planning Review.
           Facilitate Zoning, EPA, Infrastructure, City Council Issues.
           Arrange confidential meetings with local and State officials, CSX Transportation, DTE and Consumer Energy.


Making Headlines...

Livonia-based Deshler Group acquires Uni-Bond Brake in recent $3 million deal
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Congratulations to the Deshler Group on your continued growth and success!

Deshler Group
is a family of companies that include logistics, transportation, supply chain management, and warehousing. To learn more about Deshler's seven distinct brands and how they unite to provide complete solutions for every customer check out their website at www.deshlergroup.com

 

The Livonia Amazon fulfillment center (DET1) is open for business!
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The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced on Tuesday, December 20, Amazon will open a fulfillment center in Livonia to be located at 13000 Eckles, on the west side of Livonia's 6 square mile industrial corridor. According to the MEDC, Amazon, the largest internet based retailer in the world, will invest approximately $90 million in the project, bringing over 1,000 jobs to the area.  It is expected to open in the fall of 2017. The Michigan Strategic Fund approved a $7.5 million Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant that will help support Amazon’s employee recruitment efforts.
According to the company, Amazon fulfillment centers are “modern, secure facilities with highly automated pick, pack and ship processes to facilitate the safe and timely processing of merchant orders.” Livonia was the company’s “preferred site,” said Holly Sullivan, an Amazon senior economic development manager.  When we’re going through site selection decision, transportation is key to our success,” Sullivan said.

To the folks at Amazon, the warmest of welcome to Livonia, Michigan!
 

Cooper Standard opens Global Technology Center in Livonia!
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Cooper Standard's has expanded its technical capabilities with the unveiling of its Global Technology Center in Livonia. The 137,750 sq. ft. facility is located at 11820 Globe Street in the heart of Livonia's industrial corridor and offers a fully integrated material development laboratory, provides prototype production, offers production equivalent lines for pilot activities, and features an innovation showroom and vehicle display area.

For more information on the October 26, 2017, news release..
.click here.
 

Realtor.com Names Livonia's 48154 Zip Code Second Hottest in the Nation!
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Livonia's 48154 ranks second in the nation! Realtor.com®, a leading online real estate destination, announced its third annual list of Hottest ZIP Codes in America, which illustrates the power of millennial gravitation toward affordable suburbs with local "it" factors. They analyzed 32,000 ZIP codes based on the time it takes properties to sell and how frequently homes are viewed in each ZIP code. The top 10 hottest markets sold in an average of 21-50 days faster than in the rest of the country. 

According to Realtor.com®, the key factors used to determine the top 10 hottest real estate markets:
1. Relative affordability
2. Large shares of older millennials
3. High millennial ownership rates
4. Strong job markets
5. High salaries

 

Check out the latest episode of the Livonia Small Business Spotlight Program!
Click on the image below to watch the latest episode of Livonia Small Business Spotlight!

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We invite you to check out the premiere episode of a brand new series from our very own Livonia Television Department called "Small Business Spotlight." The program was developed to showcase and promote the charm, character and foundation of Livonia’s small business community. 

The SBS will highlight unique small businesses here in Livonia and introduce you to the hard working men and women running them. In this episode, we feature Rock City Music Company, located at 33425 Five Mile Road, Livonia, 48154.

For more information call 734-744-5462 or check out their website www.rockcitymusic.com

Enjoy and stay tuned for future episodes!
 

MASCO is officially moved in. Welcome to Livonia!

MASCO Corporation is a global leader in design, manufacture and distribution of branded home improvement and building products. The 90,000 Sq. Ft. World Head Quarters is scheduled for completion in late June of 2017. Approximately 250 MASCO employees will be moving into the campus. A ring road will be completed that connects Schoolcraft's south parking lot to Six Mile Road. Additionally, a light will be going up at the Seven Mile entrance to the campus by the Jeffress Center. 
 

Good Eats and more!

Congratulations to Grand Tavern, Sapporo, and Super Natural Brewing & Spirits on your recent Grand Openings!

Grand Tavern is located in the Laural Park Mall at 37714 Six Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48152 or check out their menu at www.grandtavernlivonia.com 
Sapporo Hibachi Steakhouse and Sushi Bar is located at 32030 Plymouth Road, Livonia, MI 48150 or check out their menu at www.sapporolivonia.com/menu/
Super Natural Brewing & Spirits is located at 36685 Plymouth Road, Livonia, MI 48150 or check out their menu at www.supernaturalbrewing.com/menu 

     
 

Barb Gamber
Economic Development Coordinator
Barb Gamber 

Email
bgamber@ci.livonia.mi.us

Phone Number

(734) 466-2293 

Location
City Hall - 3rd Floor
33000 Civic Center Dr.
Livonia MI 48154 

To contact Mark Taormina, Planning and Economic Development Director E-mail: econdev@ci.livonia.mi.us