Many diverse businesses call Hazel Park home, from international companies like Siemens Water Technologies to the numerous mom and pop shops that dot the landscape. Situated at the heart of Southeast Metropolitan Detroit, Hazel Park provides a tremendous location with immediate access to major thoroughfares including I-75, I-696, Eight Mile Road and the Woodward Corridor. International accessibility is also just minutes away via the Ambassador Bridge to Canada, Detroit Metropolitan and Oakland County International Airports.
Businesses enjoy a pro-business climate, where local government understands and appreciates the needs of businesses. As a testament to the city's efforts to streamline processes, Hazel Park was recently certified as a Redevelopment Ready Community (RRC) by the Michigan Suburbs Alliance .
Redevelopment Ready Communities® is a program that evaluates and certifies cities that integrate transparency, predictability and efficiency into their daily development practices.
The program supports and accelerates the adoption of professional practices that cities, developers, business leaders and citizens alike can count on. Using a set of nationally-vetted best practices and standards, RRC helps municipalities build deliberate, fair and consistent development processes from the inside out--and to effectively communicate them to potential investors. The program taps the vision of local residents and business owners to shape a community-supported plan for growth.
As a Redevelopment Ready Community, Hazel Park demonstrates effective development practices, a community-supported redevelopment vision, an open and predictable review process and much more compelling sites for developers to locate their latest projects. A Guide to Development is available to walk interested parties through the process of starting a business in Hazel Park.