Expansion & Business Incentives

  1. Business Incentives & Tax Information

    Explore various incentives and resources available to help your company grow in the City of Sterling Heights and in the State of Michigan. Also learn about local and state business taxes.

    1. State Incentives

      The State of Michigan offers a number of incentives, including the Michigan Business Development Program, community revitalization programs, and business-to-business procurement services to name a few, to help attract companies to relocate and grow within our state.

    2. Local Incentives

      Based on the parameters of your project, the City of Sterling Heights may offer a tax abatement on real property investments for up to twelve years.

    3. Local Development Incentives

      The City of Sterling Heights has a Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, Corridor Improvement Authority, and Local Development Financing Authority. Depending on the parameters of your project, incentives may be available to you.

    4. Local & State Tax Information

      The State of Michigan and City of Sterling Heights offer a competitive business tax environment. Click here to find out more about business tax costs in our region.

  2. Site Plan & Development Support

    Receive support for the Office of City Development, learn about sign requirements, and more.

    1. Building Permits & Inspections

      Access all building permits to build a residential building, fence, and more.

    2. Office of City Development

      The City Development Department consists of Building, Engineering, Neighborhood Services, and Planning and Zoning.

    3. Planning & Zoning Permits

      Submit your Rezoning Request, petitions, and plot plans to the Office of Planning.

    4. Sign Requirements

      Learn about sign requirements for ground, wall, and temporary signs.

  3. Locations & Sites

    Begin your site search and find available properties.

    1. Commercial & Industrial Property Search

      Search for current commercial and industrial property availability located in the State of Michigan.

    2. DC3S

      The Defense Corridor Center for Collaboration and Synergy (DC3S) is a private business incubator offering access to resources for 2nd-stage companies including a media center with amphitheater-style seating for 48, a large display area, and multi-purpose rooms.

    3. Macomb-Oakland University INCubator

      The Macomb - Oakland University INCubator (MAC-OU INC) supports economic development in southeast Michigan by accelerating high-tech businesses, cultivating academic innovation, and encouraging research and development.

    4. Site Search

      Sometimes it isn’t how you take that first step, but where. Site selection and development professionals can utilize the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) website for an impressive breadth of resources to help them find just the right property.