Economic Development

Economic Development

 Our Economic Partners - Ann Arbor SPARK and EDC of Livingston County

Ann Arbor SPARK   &

The Economic Development Council of Livingston County (EDCLC)

Ann Arbor SPARK

Economic Development Council of Livingston County

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In 2011 SPARK formalized a partnership with the Economic Development Council of Livingston County (EDCLC) to provide economic development services to businesses in the area. SPARK and the EDCLC are working to advance the economy of Livingston County as well as the Ann Arbor area.

The EDCLC is a non-profit agency dedicated to the creation and sustainability of economic opportunities in-sync with the quality of life and unique characteristics of Livingston County. It is a one-stop resource for businesses seeking growth in Livingston County.

 Southeast Michigan Regional Prosperity Initiative


Regional Prosperity Initiative Homepage

Michigan has earned the title of America’s comeback state. It’s an economic success story that would not be possible without collaboration by the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Our shared accomplishments during the past two years underscore the need to work in partnership toward a common vision of economic prosperity. That’s the goal of former-Gov. Rick Snyder’s Regional Prosperity Initiative.

 US Cluster Mapping: Livingston County Economic Regional Dashboard


This Region Dashboard provides data on the economic performance, cluster composition, and sub-regional composition of this region.

US Clustermapping: Livingston County Summary

Livingston County Performance and Economic Drivers 

Livingston County Economic Cluster Portfolio

 SEMCOG Regional Economic Development Plan

Partnering for Prosperity employs a comprehensive approach to economic development for the seven-county Southeast Michigan region. Created by SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, and Metropolitan Affairs Coalition (MAC),

Partnering for Prosperity is built upon extensive public outreach, research, and data analysis. A task force composed of government, business, economic development, education, workforce, labor, nonprofit, and other representatives guided development of the strategy that spans the region's community assets, business climate, and talent and innovation. It reflects Southeast Michigan's current and future needs, and identifies opportunities for building on our strengths and assets and addressing our challenges in order to grow investment, businesses, jobs, and create economic opportunity for residents.

 Livingston County Convention and Visitors Bureau


Livingston County Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Brighton Howell Area is located in southeast Michigan, conveniently centered amidst Ann Arbor, Lansing, and Detroit. In the center of it all, main arterial highways of US 23, I-96 and M-59 run through it. Historic downtown districts serve up an open invitation to explore destination dining, boutique shops, and vibrant entertainment. Known as an outdoor playground, the surrounding area overflows with sights and scenes that will leave you inspired. Plan your escape to our 50,000+ acres of parks, 123 miles of trails, 184 lakes, and 20 golf courses. Countless sports and recreation options call, and we have the answer.

Finish strong at one of the area’s specialty stores that stand out from what you’ll find elsewhere, then grab a pint and a bite from our local craft breweries, coffee shops and eateries that draw a following from afar, yet make you feel right at home.

Howell Main Street is a winner of the 2018 Great American Main Street Award.