The purpose of the Community & Economic Development Department is to enhance the quality of life for residents and the sustainability of city businesses through the retention and revitalization of existing businesses and neighborhoods and the promotion, recruitment, and coordination of new commercial and residential development in the city.
Saginaw Community & Economic Development is the City’s primary engine for commercial development, charged with marketing Saginaw as a great place to start a business, expand a business, or just plain do business. We are a team who use our expertise to develop, advise, manage and invest to strengthen our commercial business community and help make our City stronger and grow the City’s economy. We are dedicated to investing in commercial growth, but it’s not only economic ... it’s also human growth and capital so Saginaw business and residential citizens realize a rich, rewarding and vibrant future.
The Economic Development Department assists the citizens of Saginaw in shaping the city’s future, based on a shared community vision. We are focused on comprehensive economic development throughout the city and those efforts are assisted through our partnership with the community.
The department is responsible for:
Administering zoning regulations and changes
Assisting in zoning cases, Board of Adjustment cases, plats, development proposals, site plans, and all related requests
Coordinating historic preservation
Developing and implementing the Comprehensive Plan