Office Location & Hours of Operation

Rochelle Freeman, Business & Economic Development Director
26000 Evergreen Road (2nd Floor of the Administration Building)
Southfield, MI 48037-2055

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Phone: (248) 796-4161
Mobile: (248) 250-1898

The City of Southfield is the premier business address in Michigan. With more than 27 million square feet of office space and over seven million square feet of retail and industrial space – Southfield is Michigan’s undisputed business center. In fact, Southfield boasts more office space than the central business districts of Cleveland, Cincinnati, Detroit, Indianapolis or Kansas City. Southfield is home to over 10,000 businesses including more than 100 “Fortune 500” companies. Why do so many companies choose Southfield? Simply put, because Southfield offers businesses advantages that other cities don’t. An impressive 98 percent of the city is accessible to high-speed fiber optics, broadband and satellite services, and several backbones traverse the community. The City’s extensive infrastructure, access to a footprint of citywide fiber optics and central location are just a few of the many reasons why businesses choose Southfield.

Resources for Businesses

Find local information to help your business make smarter, faster, better decisions.

Entrepreneur and Start-up Services

BizBOX: Helping
Your Business Succeed

Business Catalyst

Centrepolis Accelerator
Evolution Lab

The BizBOX program offers free training classes through video and on-line tutorials to help entrepreneurs jump-start their business and gain insight into becoming a successful entrepreneur. Class topics include: business plans, financial projections, accounting and management, personal credit, and financial health. Offered by Metro Community Development, BizBOX is open to new entrepreneurs and businesses open less than two years. Potential funding options are available after successful completion of the program.

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Find local information to help your business make smarter, faster, better decisions. Business Catalyst is an online resource that provides entrepreneurs and small businesses access to information about the local economy, customers and competition.


Find local information to help your business make smarter, faster, better decisions.

How We Do It

  • Provide access to key resources for startups, established small businesses, inventors, product developers, and service providers in the City of Southfield.
  • Marketing, business, & sales strategy support
  • Entrepreneurship training program
  • Intellectual property (i.e., patents, trademarks, copyrights)
  • Product design & prototyping, testing, tool & manufacturing
  • Funding opportunities

Redevelopment Ready

The city of Southfield was awarded a Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) certification in 2016 from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) for establishing a solid foundation to attract private investment and further build on municipal assets. 

Redevelopment Ready Communities have been qualified as “thoroughly prepared” when it comes to planning and zoning, along with other key features that remove traditional barriers and promote opportunities for prospective investors. Certification status provides a compelling sign that a community has removed development barriers and streamlined processes to be more competitive and attractive to investors.