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Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)

300 N. Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48913
MEDC Website

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.

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Oakland County Planning & Economic Development
2100 Pontiac Lake Rd., Building 41 West, Waterford, MI 48328

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.

Troy Chamber of Commerce
2125 Butterfield Dr., Suite 100N, Troy, MI 48084

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 2018 Membership Guide & Community Profile

Automation Alley
2675 Bellingham, Troy, MI 48083

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 Rd., P.O. Box 7006 Troy, MI 48007

Founded in 1922, 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 that blends business theory and real-world experience to deliver educational programs that boost career success. Faculty members are not only dedicated teachers, but also business professionals who integrate their experience into what you learn in class. Administrative staff members deliver personal service in a professional learning environment.

Troy Michigan Works!
550 Stephenson Highway, Suite 400, Troy, MI 48083

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 Rd., Southfield, MI 48076

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


Troy Planning Department
500 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, MI 48084
Brent Savidant, Planning Director

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 Rd., Troy, MI 48084
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 Rd., Troy, MI 48084

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 Rd., Troy, MI 48084
Glenn Lapin, Economic Development Specialist

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.

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