Choose Livonia

Livonia is a prime location and compelling choice for your business. It’s really that simple. Location, skilled workforce, lower cost of living, access to government and education, quality of life amenities and a strong sense of community are all key ingredients that make Livonia the place to work, play, grow and learn.

Click here for a Choose Livonia flyer which provides a convenient overview of Livonia's demographics, top employers, vacancy rates, unemployment rate, community amenities and more.


Friendly Neighborhoods

Friendly Neighborhoods

Jack Kirksey Livonia Community Recreation Center

Jack Kirksey Livonia Community Recreation Center

Livonia has three - 18-hole Golf Courses & a Driving Range

Livonia has three - 18-hole Golf Courses & a Driving Range

Music From the Heart

Music From the Heart

Newburgh Lake

Newburgh Lake

Greenmead Historical Park

Greenmead Historical Park

Wilson Barn

Wilson Barn

Livonia has three Libraries

Livonia has three Libraries

Livonia Spree

Livonia Spree

Friendly Business Community

Friendly Business Community

St. Mary Mercy Hospital

St. Mary Mercy Hospital

Excellent Schools!

Excellent Schools!

100% NCLB Highly Qualified Teachers; AdvancED District Accredited at Highest Level


Accessibility & Location, Location, Location...

Livonia enjoys a location second to none in the region. Livonia’s industry is concentrated into a 6 square mile corridor combing major mainline tracks such as the CSX Railway and expressway access to I-96 and I-275. Our main roads fan out in every direction providing convenient drive times throughout the Detroit Metropolitan Area. Livonia is conveniently located between Ann Arbor, Detroit and Southfield. In 2017 Realtor.com ranked Livonia the 2nd Hottest Real Estate Housing Market Nationwide for milennials.

Great for Business

Livonia has a diverse collection of businesses at over 4,000 strong.  From manufacturing, finance, healthcare and education to advertising, retail, commercial, hospitality and more.  Whether you are an entrepreneur starting up a new business or you are fortune 500 powerhouse seeking space to grow, the City of Livonia is the place for you.  
  Did you know...
  > Livonia has over 30 million square feet of industrial space with only a 3.0% vacancy rate.  
  > Population of over 95,000.
  > Median household income of approximately $71,063. 
  > Unemployment in Livonia is typically among the lowest in Michigan at approximately 3.0%.
  > A municipal property tax rate of 13.8993. Lowest in Wayne County. 

  > The City of Livonia has the 2nd most public parks and nature preserves among municipalities in Michigan.

Additionally, the Livonia Chamber of Commerce has the largest active membership in the state of Michigan.  As a valued advocate in the business community, the Livonia Chamber is an excellent resource for businesses to network.



Livonia’s Leading Employers

Company Name

Industry

Employee Count

1.   Ford Motor Company

Manufacturing

4,091

2.   Trinity Health Care

Health Care

2,500

3.   St. Mary Mercy Hospital

Health Care

1,973

4.   Livonia Public Schools

Education 1,896
5.   NYX, Inc Manufacturing 1,767

6.   ZF

Manufacturing 1,400

7.   Amazon

Online Retailer

1,205

8.   Mastronardi Produce USA (SUNSET)

Grocrey

1,153

9.   Roush Industries

Manufacturing

1,136

10. UPS

Shipping

1,029

11. Schoolcraft College

Education

1,008

12. Madonna University Education 957
13. Comerica Bank Financial 892
14. Valassis Advertising 784
15. Walmart Retailer 645
16. City of Livonia Government 613
17. Quality Metal Craft Manufacturing 600
18. AAA of Michigan Insurance 362
19. Kroger Grocery 325
20. Marketing Strategies, Inc Marketing 300

Families First

New to Livonia? Check our our New Resident Welcome Packet! The City’s motto is “Families Come First”. With a population just under 96,000, Livonia has successfully maintained its’ friendly hometown atmosphere while maintaining a strong emphasis on public safety and public services. Livonia ranks the 9th largest city in Michigan. The level of community involvement is second to none. Livonia ranks among some of the largest parent run organizations in the state including our Livonia Civic Arenas, parent-teacher-student association, Livonia Junior Athletic League, church organizations, over 60 neighborhood associations, civic organizations and some tens of thousands youth involved in recreational programs.  The Residents of Livonia take great pride and ownership in the beautiful parks, quality of life opportunities, education, community involvement, volunteerism, and small business support and will continue to do so for generations to come.  


Green Space & Quality of Life

Livonia is a great place to channel your inner youthful spirit with abundant opportunities in fun and fitness. In addition to the state-of-the-art 130,000 sf Community Recreation Center featuring an indoor rock wall, giant water-tube slide, leisure pool with spray features, competitive lap pool, 4 gymnasiums, cardio and strength training equipment, indoor track, gymnastics center, short-term child care, meeting and party room space, fitness classes for all ages and much, much more, the city of Livonia is also filled with over 1300 acres of recreational open space in which there are 60 parks (36 developed and 24 undeveloped). The parks also offer play structures in 22 neighborhood parks, 6 miles of nature trails, picnic facilities, pavilions, three 18-hole golf courses, 32 tennis courts, 6 walking paths, 43 baseball diamonds, 25 soccer fields and an archery range. Livonia has the second most public parks and nature preserves among municipalities in Michigan! 


Schools

A superior education system produces a skilled workforce. Livonia’s students benefit from two quality public school systems—Livonia Public Schools (LPS) and the Clarenceville School District—as well as numerous parochial schools, the Niji-Iro Japanese Immersion Elementary School, and the Livonia Career Technical Center.  The LPS has 100% Highly Qualified Teachers and AdvancED District Accredited at the Highest Level. To learn more about Livonia’s excellence in educational programs, click here and check out the Education Portal on the city's website. 

The City is home to four institutions of higher education, including the main campuses of Madonna University and Schoolcraft Community College. In addition, Wayne State University offers the Confucius Institute at Schoolcraft College. 


City Services

Livonia was recognized by the FBI as the Second Safest City in Michigan (populations over 75,000). Over the years, Livonia has earned other accolades. It has been named as the Second Best Kid Friendly Place in the Nation by Population Connection; the Second Least Economic Stressful by the City American City Business Journals; and one of the top 50 Green Cities in the U.S. by Popular Science in 2008. Livonians can take pride this being a great place to live, work, learn and play.