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.

What is your vision for Livonia's future? Check out www.LivoniaVision21.com  and make your voice heard!

What is your vision for Livonia's future? Check out www.LivoniaVision21.com and make your voice heard!

Super Natural Brewing & Spirits opens in Livonia!

Super Natural Brewing & Spirits opens in Livonia!

Amazon chooses Livonia for first fulfillment center in Michigan!

Amazon chooses Livonia for first fulfillment center in Michigan!

Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) 550,000 Sq. Ft. Master Warehouse Facility is under construction!

Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) 550,000 Sq. Ft. Master Warehouse Facility is under construction!

BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse coming to Livonia 2018!

BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse coming to Livonia 2018!

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!

Livonia Dog Park is now open!

Livonia Dog Park is now open!

Livonia Chamber of Commerce over 950 members strong and growing!

Livonia Chamber of Commerce over 950 members strong and growing!

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!

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.
           Facilitate Zoning, EPA, Infrastructure, City Council Issues.
           Arrange confidential meetings with local and State officials, CSX Transportation, DTE and Consumer Energy.


Making Headlines...

Livonia based Aristeo Construction names Michelle Aristeo Barton as New President
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Recognized in the ranks of Crain's top 50 fastest growing companies, Aristeo Construction appoints Michelle Aristeo Barton as New President. To read the full article, click here.

 

Accenture opens innovation hub in Livonia

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Accenture opens 10,000 Sq. Ft. Innovation hub in Livonia as a place for clients to create and test technologies to support business services. According to Brian Irwin, head of the Accenture's North American industrial practice, "We designed the hub to really be a space we can work side by side to do three things: to create new digital products services, to re-imagine research and development and manufacturing process needs and to help digitize operations."

This will be the firms eighth innovation facility in the U.S. which will support its new regional office, soon to be moving from Southfield to Detroit's Campus Martius Park in the fall. Accenture is preparing to add 200 highly skilled tech jobs in downtown Detroit. The 200 new jobs will focus on high-growth areas such as digital, cloud, and security services.

Additionally, the company is doubling its metro Detroit apprenticeship program with Grand Circus, an organization that offers coding and digital skills courses. Accenture currently has seven apprentices

 

Mecaplast - Key Plastics has been rebranded as Novares Group SA
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The rebranding of the company comes nearly one year after Mecaplast Group announced it was acquiring Key Plastics, a Livonia based manufacturer of automotive interior, exterior and under-the-hood plastic components.

Novares has seven automotive product lines, including engine components, electronic powertrain components for hybrid and electric vehicles, exterior paint and surfaces, interior and exterior handles, air vents and decorative trims, bezels and clusters, and interior and car body trim.
 

Infineon awarded grant dollars for expansion in Livonia!

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Infineon Technologies Corp. is a subsidiary of Infineon Technologies AG, a German semiconductor manufacturer founded in 1999. The company manufactures power semiconductors that convert raw power from an electrical outlet, battery, alternator, hybrid electric vehicle or electric vehicle, or renewable energy source.

Infineon is expanding into the connected and autonomous vehicle space based on the need for diversification and customer demand. The company plans to expand its existing facility in the City of Livonia, investing $1.55 million and creating 25 jobs. As a result of the expansion, the company has been awarded a $200,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. Michigan was chosen over competing sites in California, Japan and Europe. The City of Livonia has offered to support the project with recruitment efforts. Individuals interested in a job with Infineon should visit their career page.

 

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

 

MASCO Corporation signs definitive agreement to acquire Kichler Lighting
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MASCO Corporation is a global leader in design, manufacture and distribution of branded home improvement and building products. On Monday, January 8, 2018,  MASCO announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire the L.D. Kichler Co. (Kichler Lighting, a leading developer of decorative residential and light commercial lighting products, ceiling fans and LED lighting systems across other consumer and professional distribution channels.

Additionally, MASCO announced that it acquired Mercury Plastics, Inc. (“Mercury”) in the fourth quarter of 2017.  Mercury is a plastics processor and manufacturer of water handling systems for appliance and faucet applications, as well as other highly engineered plumbing products, tubing, and assemblies.

 

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 brightlytwisted, Livonia's very own women's tie-dye clothing manufacturer! The brightlytwisted store is located at 12856 Farmington Road, Building 1B, just south of the I-96 expressway in the Livonia Trade Center Industrial Park.

Thank you to Tammy Bourque, co-owner, and the entire team at brightlytwisted for bringing your talent, creativity andclothing to Livonia! We look forward to growing with you!

To learn more about brightlytwisted and check out some of their products, visit www.brightlytwistedtiedye.com or call (248) 310-8579 for store hours.
 

Notable Women in Manufacturing 2018
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Congratulations to our Livonia Women in Manufacturing recognized for your notable achievements! Lisa Lunsford, Co-founder and CEO Global Strategic Supply Solutions LLC; Jd Marhevko, Senior Vice President, Quality/Lean Management Systems & EHS Accuride Corp.; and Kelly Victor-Burke, Co-owner and Managing Member Burke Architectural Millwork LLC. 

 

Good Eats and more!

Congratulations to Grand Tavern, Sapporo, and Super Natural Brewing & Spirits on your recent Grand Openings!

Grand Tavern is located in the Laural Park Mall at 37714 Six Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48152 or check out their menu at www.grandtavernlivonia.com 
Sapporo Hibachi Steakhouse and Sushi Bar is located at 32030 Plymouth Road, Livonia, MI 48150 or check out their menu at www.sapporolivonia.com/menu/
Super Natural Brewing & Spirits is located at 36685 Plymouth Road, Livonia, MI 48150 or check out their menu at www.supernaturalbrewing.com/menu 

     
 

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