Economic Development Corporation

Economic Development CorporationMeetings

  • 5 p.m.
  • Held as needed
  • City Hall Auditorium
    33000 Civic Center Drive
    Livonia, MI 48154

AGENDAS & MINUTES

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

Members

The Economic Development Corporation has five members (nine members prior to January 2009) that are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. The members serve for six years.

  • Gerald Taylor, Chair
  • Kenneth Hale, Vice Chair
  • Charlotte Mahoney, Treasurer
  • Gregory Coppola
  • Patrick Crandell

Overview

Livonia’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is a public corporation established by the City of Livonia under Michigan Public Act 338 of 1974, as amended. The EDC provides a partnership between the public and private sectors and offers an incentive program designed to help businesses grow and prosper.

Governed by a Board of Directors, composed of business leaders and community representatives, the EDC schedules regular meetings to discuss the issuing of tax-exempt revenue bonds or notes to finance all or part of the costs of a project. These costs may include land acquisition, new construction, renovation of an existing property and machinery and equipment.

Purpose

The EDC of Livonia serves two main purposes:  

  • To help increase employment and capital improvements within the City of Livonia and thereby increase the tax base.
  • To help qualified businesses and non-profit organizations that are presently located or would like to locate within the City of Livonia secure financing at rates of interest below normal commercial lending rates.

Eligible Activities

  • Acquisition of equipment and/or machinery
  • Land acquisition
  • Leasehold improvements
  • New construction
  • Renovation of existing property
  • Replacement housing project incidental to an industrial or commercial enterprise