Economic Development

Recognizing that it is of vital importance that a community have places of for people to work as well as to live and play, the City of Dexter is committed to fostering an atmosphere that is beneficial towards economic development.  We use a wide variety of tools to accomplish this goal, including master planning, an economic development corporation, industrial facilities tax exemptions, and capital improvement planning.  By exploring the links to the left, you can discover why this is such a great place to locate your business activities.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Thinking of starting your dream business?  The first step is to contact the Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC).  The Michigan Small Business Development Center provides counseling, business education; information based planning and technology commercialization services to Michigan’s new business ventures, existing small businesses, growing businesses and innovators.  The Michigan SBDC has eleven offices statewide, serving all of Michigan’s 83 counties. Entrepreneurs and small business owners may access the services of their nearest Michigan SBDC by visiting

The Greater Washtenaw Region SBDC is located at the Washtenaw Community College.  Contact Ron Stevens (734) 477-8764 or for more information.