Business and Economic Development

Aerial view of Downtown Royal Oak showing a bustling cityscape.

Royal Oak is one of the region's most desired cities for businesses and families to call home.  We are a vibrant community of people who care deeply about their neighbors, their neighborhoods, and their small business community.  A city that has always valued the arts and cultural diversity as engines of progress.  

Named one of Livability’s Top 100 Cities to Live, Royal Oak boasts an award-winning school district with six public elementary schools, a public middle school and a public high school that serves 5,000 students. And sprinkled with close to 50 beautiful parks, there is always a place to stop and take life in for the young or young at heart.

View of the Star Dream Fountain in Centennial Commons

Royal Oak Economic Development supports entrepreneurs and existing businesses with:

Small Business Assistance

Business Attraction & Retention

Interdepartmental Navigation

Available Resources & Incentives

Site Selection


This is done in order to assist businesses with expansion, growth, and job creation; establish an open line of communication that allows the City to better identify and serve the needs of the business community; improve the business climate in Royal Oak; and learn about concerns, problems, and needs of local businesses to explore solutions.

Royal Oak Music Theatre

This is our Royal Oak. Welcome back if it has been a while, and a gracious and grateful thank you to all of you who have supported our friends, businesses and neighbors over the past few years.