Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) opening in Livonia in the spring of 2019!

Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) opening in Livonia in the spring of 2019!

Livonia Vision 21 Master Plan

Livonia Vision 21 Master Plan

Super Natural Brewing & Spirits opens in Livonia!

Super Natural Brewing & Spirits opens in Livonia!

MASCO Corporation invests over $22 Million in new Livonia HQ Building, bringing 250 employees to Livonia.

MASCO Corporation invests over $22 Million in new Livonia HQ Building, bringing 250 employees to Livonia.

Amazon chooses Livonia for first fulfillment center in Michigan!

Amazon chooses Livonia for first fulfillment center in Michigan!

BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse opens in Livonia!

BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse opens in 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!

Visit our Livonia Dog Park at Bicentennial Park!

Visit our Livonia Dog Park at Bicentennial Park!

Livonia Chamber of Commerce reaches 1000 member milestone!

Livonia Chamber of Commerce reaches 1000 member milestone!

First Mixed-Use type development proposed for Haggerty Road!

First Mixed-Use type development proposed for Haggerty Road!

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! Choose Livonia!

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 and Council Approval Process.
           Facilitate Zoning, EPA, Infrastructure, City Council Issues.

           Arrange confidential meetings with local and State officials, CSX, DTE and Consumer Energy.
          Connect with local partners such as colleges, workforce agencies, career tech centers and more.


Making Headlines...

Beaumont to open comprehensive outpatient care campus in Livonia
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Beaumont has identified the property in Livonia at 39000 Seven Mile Road, just west of I-275, to develop a new comprehensive outpatient care campus to open in 2020.

According to the press release statement by Beaumont Health CEO, John Fox, dated April 24, 2019, "We selected the site because of its convenient location close to major thoroughfares in a rapidly growing and thriving community."

The campus will offer convenient, direct access to the Beaumont Network of affiliated primary and specialty care physicians, emergency care, imaging, outpatient surgery, cancer services, physical therapy and many other services.

Beaumont is partnering with NexCore Group, a national health care real estate developer, to build the campus. NexCore will handle financing, development, leasing, property management and asset management.

To read more about this exciting announcement, click here to read the press release in it's entirety on the Beaumont website.

 

ZF to acquire Auburn Hills-based Wabco in $7 billion deal

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According to a the recent article in Crain's Detroit, ZF Friedrichshafen AG signed a definitive agreement to acquire Auburn Hills-based Wabco in a deal valued at more than $7 billion and is expected to close in early 2020.

ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. The company has a global workforce of 146,000 with approximately 230 locations in some 40 countries.

ZF/TRW Automotive is the 6th leading employer in Livonia with over 1,300 employees based out of their Livonia offices. 

To check out the full article in Crain's Detroit click here.

 

From Mustangs to self-driving farm equipment? Roush expanding into new territory


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According to the recent article in the Detroit News, Livonia-based Roush Enterprises is entering into the self-driving farm equipment market.

Roush has partnered with San Francisco tech start-up FarmWise to build self-driving vegetable weeders for farms.

According to a statement made by Roush CEO Evan Lyall, "The agriculture space presents lots of opportunity."

To read the Detroit News article in it's entirety, click here.

 

St. Mary Mercy Emergency Department awarded Level 1 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation
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Congratulations to our Livonia St. Mary Mercy Hospital Emergency Department on your prestigious award! 

The St. Mary Mercy Emergency Department was awarded Level 1 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA). Level 1 GEDA accreditation indicates that St. Mary Mercy has put in place policies, guidelines, procedures and staff (both within the Emergency Department and throughout the hospital) that provide a coherent system, elevates care and improves clinical outcomes for older adults. The hospital is the first in Michigan and eighth in the nation to receive GEDA distinction!

For more information check out the recent article in Hometown Life.

 

Livonia Police Department receives Accreditation

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Livonia Police Department has been designated an Accredited Agency by the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police. (MACP)

Less than 20 Michigan police agencies have achieved the same voluntary status. Livonia joins Novi, Bloomfield Hills, Farmington, Farmington Hills and Northville Township in meeting the MACP's standards of excellence.

To learn more about this prestigious honor, check out the full article in Hometown Life.

 

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

 

Livonia-based Angela Hospice names Marti Coplai new president and CEO
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According to the recent news announcement, on March 6, 2019, Livonia-based Angela Hospice promoted executive director, Marti Coplai, to the new president and CEO. 

Marti Coplai, who has been with the nonprofit since 2015, took on the role Friday, March 1, which was the last day for now retired Margot Parr, after taking the leadership role in 2015.

For more information check out the March 6, Crain's article here

 

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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Check out the latest Livonia Small Business Spotlight Program! This episode showcases West Fenkell Bakery, located at 15282 Middle Belt Road, just south of Five Mile Road on the east side of the street. Prior to opening up shop in Livonia, West Fenkell Bakery was founded in Detroit, as far back as 1927. Today, the family-run business still honors the time-old traditions they were founded upon, baking high-quality goods fresh daily! 

Thank you to Doreen Loosle, owner, and the entire team at West Fenkell Bakery for bringing your passion for baking, freshness, and community to Livonia! We forward to growing with you!

To learn more about West Fenkell Bakery, visit www.westfenkellbakery.com or call (734) 344-6882 for store hours.
 

Good Eats and more!

From smoothie shops, burgers and burritos to steak, sushi bars and everything in between, new restaurants and grand openings are popping up all around town. Stop in and meet the staff at your new favorite lunch or dinner spot!

     
 

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