Economic and Community Development

ShatillaBakery300The City of Dearborn’s Economic and Community Development Department has four important missions within the city government: business retention, attraction and investment; improving neighborhoods and maintaining property values; contributing to the creation of a high quality of life environment within which Dearborn’s residents, workers and visitors can thrive; and providing commercial services for construction, inspection and building permit activities.

Dearborn is a great city to live, work, and play. We have great hotels, vibrant neighborhoods, and the Henry Ford – America’s Greatest History Attraction, a gateway site for Michigan tourism. We are a regional employment center for Greater Detroit, and have a daytime population that swells to 150,000 residents, workers and visitors. Our schools are top notch and we offer a variety of educational experiences found in few communities. We are the home town of Henry Ford and headquarters of the Ford Motor Company. We have great downtown districts, interesting ethnic businesses, and a diverse population of over 100,000 residents who are pleased to share their community.

Economic and Community Development Projects & Programs

John D. Dingell Transit Center

Significant Economic Development Projects, July 2017

Powerpoint presentation of significant Economic Development Projects




Location Dearborn Administrative Center, 16901 Michigan Ave., Suite 6
Hours 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Phone 313-943-2180
Email Email the Economic and Community Development Department


ECD Services

Permit Services