Economic Development


The City of Center Line is a mature and well-maintained community located two miles north of the City of Detroit and surrounded by the City of Warren.

The French named it Center line because it was the middle of three Indian trails from Fort Detroit to northern trading posts. It was incorporated as a village in 1925, in the center of Warren Township, and later as a city in 1936.

Known as a development-friendly community, we are well-prepared to assist a committed team in facilitating any potential project.

 Site Selection

If you are looking for available land or buildings to expand your business, we can help assess your requirements and identify appropriate sites in Center Line.

Available Properties in Center Line

 Development Guidelines

Guides to provide residents, developers and investors a general overview to the City of Center Line's development approval process.
Development Guides

 Business Retention & Expansion Service

Business Retention and Expansion is an economic development strategy of proactively connecting with existing businesses to understand and respond to their needs. Through “retention visits” made to local businesses, staff responds to specific needs such as employee training, access to working capital, or entering new markets. At the same time, through this direct contact, staff are informed of the issues and challenges that affect the larger business community.

Programs & Resources

We keep current on the programs and incentives available to help your company’s operations and get you ahead. Working with our partner organizations, we can help identify and connect you to the resources available to your company. Allow us to sit down with you at your facility to listen to your needs, challenges, and goals. We can follow up with resources covering:

  • Financing
  • Workforce recruitment and training
  • Available tax incentives
  • Gateways to new markets
  • Permitting assistance

Successful retention and expansion efforts serve to create a stable business environment that naturally invites and encourages new investment in Center Line.