The City of Lathrup Village is a great place to locate a business whether it's in a commercial district or your very own home. Why Lathrup Village? Well, as the old real estate adage goes- location location location! Conveniently located at the major transportation hub of I-696 and Southfield Road Lathrup Village is one of the easied communities to get to in Metro-Detroit. No other community can offer you unparallel exposure to existing and new clientele.
Beyond Lathrup Village's geography, this highly visible community offers progressive zoning that creates vibrant live/work/play opportunities along areas formally designated for commercial space only. Embracing this change puts our community in an elite league of Cities.
Our Downtown Development Authority and City Staff are ready and willing to go the extra mile to make sure you find yourself here. We have collected some information and links to help you go from brainstorm to storefront. Please also see our guide to Starting a Business in Lathrup Village for step-by-step instructions on our process.
Check out the opportunities for investment in Lathrup Village. This list is always being updated as new information becomes available. Contact DDA Director Susie Stec for more information.
Lathrup Village is a historic residential community that is upwardly mobile, culturally diverse, well educated and part of a populous and economically significant region of the country. The vision that this economic development plan sets out to achieve is one that embraces a new urban character, demographic diversity, and economic variety while establishing the city as a regional economic hub.
All businesses in Lathrup Village need to be licensed with the City. This not only keeps us informed about which businesses are operating in the City but also allows us to tailor our business development services to meet the needs of the business operators located here. Click on the above link to find out more.
The Downtown Development Authority has programs designed to assist businesses and property owners to improve the look and utility of the Downtown District.
Downtown Development Authority
The mission of the Lathrup Village Downtown Development Authority is to create an accessible
village center that brings life to our vibrant, diverse community, supporting economic
development. The DDA functions to assist businesses and property owners in the District by combining public and private resources to provide an attractive and pedestrian-friendly environment where residents and visitors enjoy a welcoming, attractive community. To help achieve these goals, the DDA adopted the Main Street Four-Point Approach in 2013 and is currently in the process of growing and managing its downtown.
Starting a Business
After the great idea comes figuring out how to create a successful business around it. Learn how to create a business plan, seek financial sources, and other small business resources with our Starting a Business page.