Community Partners

Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) - Pure Michigan Business Connect

300 N. Washington Square

Lansing, MI 48913

888.522.0103

www.michiganadvantage.org/Business-Connect/

Community Ventures - MEDC Special Initiative

The MEDC is a partnership between the state and local communities that work together to promote smart economic growth by developing strategies and providing services to retain good jobs and a high quality of life. Through new economic gardening initiatives, Michigan’s businesses have new ways to buy and sell, raise capital, and connect with each other. Pure Michigan Business Connect is providing a solid foundation for economic growth to take place. The new $8 billion public-private initiative strengthens Michigan’s economic gardening philosophy through an alliance of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Michigan companies and other Michigan organizations.

Oakland County Planning & Economic Development Services

2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Building 41 West

Waterford, MI 48328

248.858.0720

www.advantageoakland.com

The Oakland County Planning & Economic Development Services Department offers a comprehensive menu of community planning and economic development services. Regularly requested services include maps and aerial photography, market research data, small business assistance, community planning and export and financial assistance. The Small Business Center helps business owners build on their successes and plan for the future.

The City of Troy is a proud participant in the One Stop Ready Program. The One Stop Ready Program encourages communities to capitalize on their strengths and refine their economic development processes for the purpose of implementing their community vision. For more information check out www.advantageoakland.com/onestopready

The City of Troy is a full participant in Oakland County’s tech248 initiative. tech248 targets the 2,000 technology companies that make their home in Oakland County. The program helps to accelerate growth in the tech industry by providing better access to talent, connectivity and branding. Troy is a part of the tech248 Southeast District along with the cities of Birmingham, Ferndale, Madison Heights, Pleasant Ridge and Royal Oak. For more information check out www.advantageoakland.com/tech248

Michigan Small Business Development Center

The City of Troy is a co-sponsor of the Michigan Small Business Development Center’s PeerSpectives Roundtable. The PeerSpectives Roundtable is an innovative peer-to-peer learning tool using a proven format that focuses on sharing experiences among leaders of 2nd Stage businesses (10-99 employees) in a confidential, non-competitive environment. The program allows participants to get the value of interacting with and learning from colleagues who often face similar leadership and business problems. Roundtables meet monthly at Troy City Hall. Each session is facilitated by an experienced and trained facilitator to ensure maximum interchange and effective use of valuable time. For further information, contact Richard King at 734.487.0355 or sbdcsoutheastmi@gvsu.edu

The City of Troy is pleased to be able to partner with the Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to provide counseling, training and research support for local entrepreneurs and businesses with up to 100 employees. Start-up business workshops are scheduled to take place at the Troy Public Library (510 W. Big Beaver Road) on the 4th Thursday of the month from 10am - 12pm starting March 24, 2016. In addition, SBDC counselors will be available for one-on-one business counseling appointments following the workshop and on each Thursday throughout the month. This program will enhance the scope of business resources available to local businesses. For registration information, please go to the SBDC website at www.sbdcmichigan.org. You may also call the SBDC with any questions at 734.487.0355.

Troy Chamber of Commerce

2125 Butterfield Drive

Suite 100N

Troy, MI 48084

248.641.8151

Fax: 248.641.0545

www.troychamber.com

The Troy Chamber of Commerce promotes an environment that builds successful businesses and a thriving community. The Chamber provides leadership through service and regional collaboration and champions integrity, diversity, innovation and sustainability. The Troy Chamber membership includes nearly 800 area businesses.

Troy Chamber's 2016 Membership Guide & Community Profile

Automation Alley Technology Park

2675 Bellingham

Troy, MI 48083

248.457.3200

Resource Center

800.427.5100

www.automationalley.com

Formed by Oakland County in 1997, Automation Alley is one of the leading technology clusters in the United States. The consortium has more than 700 members representing technology-driven companies, educational institutions, and governments, including the City of Troy, to strengthen southeast Michigan's economy.

Walsh College

3838 Livernois Road

P.O. Box 7006

Troy, MI 48007-7006

248.823.1256

www.walshcollege.edu

Walsh College blends business theory and real-world experience to deliver educational programs that boost career success. The faculty are not only dedicated teachers, but also business professionals who integrate their experience into what you learn in class. Administrative staff deliver personal service in a professional learning environment.

Founded in 1922 and celebrating more than 90 years of business education, Walsh College offers 19 business and related technology degree programs at the bachelor's and master's levels that are responsive to student, employer, and community needs. Walsh is a private, not-for-profit institution offering courses and services at locations in Troy, Novi, Clinton Township, Port Huron, and online.

Troy Michigan Works!

550 Stephenson Hwy

Suite 400

Troy, MI 48083

248.823.5116

www.troymichiganworks.com

Troy Michigan Works! is a well-established employment and career management resource that has been providing convenient one-stop access to state and federally funded job training programs and services to job seekers and employers for over 30 years.

JVS Business Services

29699 Southfield Road

Southfield, MI 48076

313.833.8100

www.jvsdet.org

JVS helps businesses streamline their operations and reduce costs by providing HR services, contract workers, outsourcing opportunities and janitorial services.

Local Government Partners

Troy Economic & Community Development Department

500 W. Big Beaver Road

Troy, MI 48084

Mark Miller, Director of Economic & Community Development

MillerMF@troymi.gov

Glenn Lapin, Economic Development Specialist

g.lapin@troymi.gov

248.524.3314

Troy's Economic & Community Development Department serves as a resource to businesses looking to relocate to or expand within the City. The department advises organizations on available federal, state and local assistance tools including site location, tax incentives, financing, and work force and business development. It also informs businesses about the procedures and steps required to obtain approvals for expansion or relocation projects and provides assistance to businesses throughout that process. Troy is proud of its diverse business community, and the Economic & Community Development Department is available to assist all businesses — large and small — with their growth and expansion needs.

Troy Planning Department

500 W. Big Beaver Road

Troy, MI 48084

248.524.3364

Brent Savidant, Planning Director

savidantb@troymi.gov

Planning Department

The mission of the Planning Department is creation and implementation of the City's plans for development and redevelopment. The Planning Department is responsible for administering and implementing the Future Land Use Plan and the Zoning Ordinance. The Planning Department provides support and recommendations to the City Council and Planning Commission to assist each in making decisions regarding land uses and development proposals.

Troy Brownfield Redevelopment Authority

500 W. Big Beaver Road

Troy MI 48084

248.524.3330

Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Brochure

In an effort to promote smart growth, the Troy City Council established the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority. The Brownfield Redevelopment Authority encourages redevelopment of environmentally contaminated property by providing tax increment financing for the reimbursement of eligible cleanup and redevelopment costs. The redevelopment authority also has a revolving loan program that offers special brownfield projects upfront financing to cover cleanup costs. The entire City is included in the Brownfield Zone, giving greater flexibility in helping redevelop eligible sites. Troy's most successful projects include the redevelopment of the old Ford Tractor Plant and the MJR Troy Grand Digital Cinemas.

Troy Downtown Development Authority

500 W. Big Beaver Road

Troy MI 48084

248.524.3330

Downtown Development Authority

The Troy Downtown Development Authority (TDDA) is a 13-member committee appointed by the Mayor and Council for four-year terms. The TDDA engages in long range planning to sustain long-term economic viability for Troy's premier office and retail corridor — Big Beaver Road from west of Coolidge Highway to Rochester Road. To encourage economic development and redevelopment of the district, the TDDA uses tax increment financing from the district to invest in public infrastructure and other improvements to carry out the TDDA's objectives. Most recently, the TDDA commissioned the Big Beaver Corridor Study. This analysis looked at a variety of concepts, including long-term economic viability, transportation management, urban design aesthetics and public experience of the corridor.

Troy Local Development Financing Authority (LDFA)

500 W. Big Beaver Road

Troy, MI 48084

248.524.3330

Mark Miller, Director of Economic & Community Development

MillerMF@troymi.gov

The Local Development Finance Authority's primary objectives are to encourage local development; to prevent conditions of unemployment; and to promote economic growth; to provide for the establishment of local development finance authorities and to prescribe their powers and duties; to provide for the creation of a board to govern an authority and to prescribe its powers and duties; to provide for the creation and implementation of development plans; to authorize the acquisition and disposal of interests in real and personal property; to permit the issuance of bonds and other evidences of indebtedness by an authority; to prescribe powers and duties of certain public entities and state officers and agencies; to reimburse authorities for certain losses of tax increment revenues; and to authorize and permit the use of tax increment financing.