Economic Development


If locating an hour’s drive of Detroit, Ann Arbor and Lansing and being even closer to Flint and Auburn Hills is good for YOUR business – READ ON!

Grand Blanc has a futuristic, innovative approach to development, but keeps an eye on its rich heritage, resulting in structured commercial development, aesthetically pleasing neighborhoods, excellent public services and top rated schools and hospital. Grand Blanc is proud of its small town, friendly atmosphere – a grand place to live, work and play! A great hub in proximity to surrounding urban areas in Southeast and Mid-Michigan, Grand Blanc is minutes away from quality workforce resources including Kettering University, University of Michigan-Flint, and Mott Community College. Interstate 75 and US23 intersect Grand Blanc; we are located south of Interstate 69 and Bishop International Airport. Grand Blanc’s pivotal location has made this small city a choice business location for local entrepreneurs.

Economic Development Strategy 
City Council adopted an Economic Development Strategy - Click HERE to read it. 
Economic Development Tools Click HERE

The City of Grand Blanc is great for small businesses.

Small businesses are the key to Grand Blanc’s economy, fostering job creation, innovation and economic diversification. Small businesses and industries of all sizes can find prime property to settle in, relocate to or grow into here in Grand Blanc. Providing frontage, maximum visibility and ready access to quality infrastructure, City properties are ready to be re-purposed for private development. Conveniently located near major Interstates and 7 miles from Bishop International Airport, Grand Blanc industries and commuters enjoy convenient transportation and updated infrastructure. From office suites and downtown shops, to the four acres of prime commercial real estate in the Central Business District, Grand Blanc is ready to accommodate entrepreneurs and industries of all sizes. To assist new and current business owners, Grand Blanc has instituted an innovative Business Assistance Team consisting of City stakeholders providing City service information and business technical assistance. Through community partnerships, Grand Blanc coordinates resources assisting business owners in preparing for meetings with lenders, discussing variety of financing options and connecting the business owners with appropriate funding sources. Grand Blanc also has experience with significant, successful Downtown Development and Brownfield Redevelopment Authority projects including an injection of over $2,500,000 in investment for two buildings, one 8,800 square feet and the other 3,200 square feet, providing over 170 job opportunities.  In addition to these services, Grand Blanc provides a number of incentives to encourage business growth, including a rapid site plan review process and close connections with local technical agencies to assist with marketing plans and property searches.

Downtown Development Authority Facade Improvement Program
Any developer or business owner can apply for a Facade Improvement Loan through the DDA. Information on the program is below. 
Facade Improvement Loan Program 
Facade Improvement Loan Application 
Facade Improvement Loan Checklist 

Tax Abatement Opportunity
The City works with many developers on a variety of projects. Any developer can request a tax abatement for a new project at any City Council meeting. The start of the request process would be to meet with the City Manager. A developer can contact the City Manager via email - or by phone 810-694-1118 to request a meeting to discuss a project idea and next steps. 

Conceptual Site Plan Review

Are you a developer with questions about your proposed site plan?

Make an appointment for a review before you submit the official plan!
GOAL: to improve development services, be more efficient, effective and improve Planning Commission review processes. Appointments are available every other Monday from 9 AM - 5 PM. Email Planner Brian Borden for an appointment!


Demographics for the City of Grand Blanc, as well as Genesee County, can be found by clicking the following links:


The I69 International Trade Corridor serves as a strategic commercial gateway for business. Read more about how this important business partnership organization can help you -

The City of Grand Blanc was recognized as a 4-STAR community by