Economic Development

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Chief Business Development Officer

Charles House

36300 Warren  Westland, MI 48185


Monday through Friday



 Team Approach to Economic Development

Our Team approach is based on the principles of retention, expansion, attraction and leadership.  The City of Westland wants you to succeed and we share your priorities of completing a project on time and on budget. The Team collaborates with you to provide one point of contact, a fast response to your needs, and the flexibility required to achieve your goals.

Fast Track

For new, expanding or relocating businesses, we recognize the need to offer a business friendly environment.  The city is committed to streamlining and simplifying, where possible, its permitting processes.

Michigan Buisness One Stop

One example of our commitment is the Fast-Track to Business Team, which consists of the Mayor, City Council President, Planning Director/Building Director, Chief Business Development Officer, Planning Commission Chairman and Zoning Board of Appeals Chairman can be assembled quickly to craft a development plan that will help "cut the red tape" and expedite the approval process.

Michigan Business One Stop streamlines and bundles hundreds of state processes together for businesses to access via a "one stop" shop.  On it, business owners can start and register a business, apply for licenses and permits, and pay fees, among other things.  To learn more, visit the Michigan Business One Stop site by clicking the logo above.


There are many creative and exciting ways to promote your local business while also supporting one or more of the wildly popular City events or venues. Reaction Direct administers this program for the City and can expertly develop a custom sponsorship program to reach your goals and fit your budget.

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