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Table of Contents

The following is the table of contents for Report 347, the 2007 Survey of Economic Development Programs in Michigan. This document updates and replaces Report 334 (May 2001).

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Federal Zone Programs

  • Empowerment Zones
  • Enterprise Communities
  • Foreign Trade Zones
  • Historically-Underutilized Business Zones
  • Renewal Communities

Grants or Direct Subsidies


  • Federal Small Business Administration Loans
  • Freight Economic Development Program
  • Rail Loan Assistance Program
  • Site Assembly and Clearance Fund
  • Urban Land Assembly Program

Tax Abatements or Credits

  • Brownfield Tax Credits
  • Commercial Rehabilitation Tax Abatement
  • State Historic Preservation Tax Credit
  • Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit
  • Industrial Facilities Tax Abatement
  • Michigan Economic Growth Authority Tax Credits
  • Michigan NextEnergy Authority Exemptions and Credits
  • Neighborhood Enterprise Zones
  • New Market Tax Credits
  • Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Tax Abatement
  • Renaissance Zones

Financing Programs and Tax Authorities

  • Brownfield Authorities
  • Corridor Improvement
  • Downtown Development Authorities
  • Description and Example of Tax Increment Financing
  • Historic Neighborhood TIFAs
  • Industrial Development Revenue Bonds
  • Local Development Finance Authorities
    • SmartZones
  • Principal Shopping Districts, Business Improvement Districts and Zones
  • Taxable Bond Program
  • Tax Increment Finance Authorities
  • Comparison Table of Various Tax and Finance Authorities in Michigan

Other Local Unit Economic Development Options

  • Certification of Abandoned Property for Accelerated Foreclosure
  • Certified Business Parks
  • Conditional Land Transfers
  • Economic Development Corporations
  • Waiver of Personal Property Tax

Job and Employment Training

Miscellaneous Economic Development Authorities

  • Building Authorities
  • Land Reclamation and Improvement Authorities
  • State and County Land Bank Fast Track Authorities

Miscellaneous Grant and Loan Programs

  • 21st Century Jobs Fund
  • Federal and State Brownfield Grants and Loans
    • Brownfield Redevelopment Grants & Site Reclamation Grant Programs
    • Brownfield Redevelopment Loans and Revitalization Revolving Loan Programs
    • Revenue Sources for MDEQ Brownfield Redevelopment Grants and Loans
    • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Assessment Grants
    • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Loans

Miscellaneous Statewide Programs


  • A: HUBZones - Census Tract Designation by County
  • B: CDBG Entitlement Communities
  • C: Michigan Economic Development Corporation Account Managers and Territories
  • D: Qualified Local Government Units (OPRA)
  • E: Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Centers by Region
  • F: Definitions of Blight, Functional Obsolete and Facility
  • G: Michigan Economic Growth Authority Definition of High-Tech Activity and Business
  • H: MSHDA Definition of Eligible Distressed Areas







Last Updated May 24, 2006