Economic Development

The City of Charlevoix encourages retention of existing businesses and promotes new business to our area. The City and surrounding area is a wonderful community to live and do business on a year round basis. The business services page at the top has valuable information for new and existing businesses. The City Planning Office works with new and existing businesses on finding an appropriate locations, the review process for any structural alterations or additions, and sign permits. Our office is happy to help in any way we can.

For general questions, information about starting or moving a business, key area demographics or statistics, available property, or possible incentives, please contact Mark L. Heydlauff, City Manager, at, or 231-547-3270.

 To schedule a pre-application meeting for site development, questions about the review process, zoning standards, or permitted uses, please contact Jonathan Scheele, Zoning Administrator, at, or 231-547-3265.

Economic Development - Useful Links

The pages listed below will help prospective developers and entrepreneurs understand the development review process, provide insight to market gaps, and list available properties and incentives.