Economic Development


As vaccinations continue to ramp up many businesses are wondering what to do next? 

Businesses across Michigan continue to face challenges as a result of the coronavirus outbreak and the economic ramifications of policies to slow its spread. Some resources compiled by the City for businesses navigating the coronavirus pandemic, including information on loans, grants and PPE procurement.

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The Afflicted Business Relief (ABR) grant program is a program by the State of Michigan to distribute up to $409 Million of its American Rescue Plan Act funds to be awarded through grants for those who have suffered financial hardship from Covid-19. Check out the FAQ for more information. Applications are due Thursday, March 31 2022.


Covid-19 Workpace Prevention Straegies

  • Plan, Prepare and Respond: CDC guidelines for workplaces and business.
    • Vaccinations, Health and Safety Practice, Testing and Contact Tracing


Doing Business in Livonia

A big city with a small hometown charm and appeal. Whether you are starting a new business, expanding your current business, or need information about doing business in Livonia, this is the place to get started. A community of mentoring and 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! For more information, check out our "Choose Livonia!" Flyer (PDF).

What We Do

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:

  • Administer Planning Review and Council Approval Process
  • Arrange confidential meetings with local and State officials, CSX, DTE, and Consumer Energy
  • Arrange Industrial/Commercial building tours with listing agents
  • Connect with local partners such as colleges, workforce agencies, career tech centers and more
  • Facilitate Zoning, Environmental Protection Agency, Infrastructure, City Council Issues
  • Package State and Local Incentives


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