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  • While there are many individual questions about starting a business in Royal Oak, below are some departments that are commonly visited by people thinking about opening a business here.

  • The below links are some of the most often visited by prospective new businesses.

    Building
    Planning
    Engineering
    Downtown Development Authority ( DDA)

    For more information about opening a business in Royal Oak, contact:

    Todd Fenton
    ToddF@romi.gov
    Economic Development Manager
    211 S. Williams Street
    Royal Oak, MI 48067
    Office: 248.246.3208

    October 2017 ​Vacancy Rates

    Royal Oak 
    Office =  4.9%
    Retail =  2.1%

    Metro Detroit Market
    Office = 14.6%
    Retail =  5.5%

     

     

  • Retail and Office Space Available

    For Lease- October
    Office space
    Retail space
    Industrial space

    For Sale- October
    Office and retail
     

    Commercial Real Estate Agents- Current Chamber Members:

    Berridge & Morrison
    Bob Sheldon
    248.543.7960
     


    CG Emerson Real Estate Group
    Greg Cooksey
    313.378.1446

    CORE Partners
    Matt Farrell
    248.399.9999

    Huntington Real Estate Group
    Donald Nahat
    248.397.7575

     


  • Below are some other county and state resources available to both businesses currently residing in Royal Oak or considering relocating to the city:
     

    SCORE Detroit

    SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and has been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years.SCORE also provides local workshops and events throughout the country to connect small business owners with the people and information they need to start, grow, and maintain their businesses, as well as online workshops available 24/7. SCORE provides resources, templates and tools to assist entrepreneurs in developing tools and plans they need to navigate their way to small business success.


    Pure Michigan Business Connect

    This statewide procurement database connects businesses to billions of dollars of opportunity to help them expand their supply chains, identify new opportunities and provides free or significantly reduced legal, accounting and web services.

    Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center

    Oakland County's business consultants offer free assistance to Oakland County-based companies with the development of feasibility studies, business plan refinement, and locating appropriate level financing. A list of upcoming workshops can also be found on the site. 
     

    Royal Oak PACE Program

    Royal Oak is the latest municipality to establish a Property Assessed Clean Energy Program (PACE) in the State of Michigan. Under the program, commercial building owners may voluntarily assume a special assessment on their property tax bill to finance energy efficiency, water efficiency, and renewable energy projects. 
     

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