Economic Development

The City's vision and/or goal for economic development is to:

  • Enhance the tax base of the City of Wyoming
  • Encourage development and redevelopment for increased economic vitality of the industrial districts
  • Create and retain industrial employment in the City of Wyoming
  • Assist in the rehabilitation of older facilities and/or expansion of existing industrial facilities
  • Reduce property taxes as an obstacle to development of problem parcels of industrial real estate
  • Enhance attractiveness of our community

From a policy perspective, economic development can be defined as efforts that seek to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for a community by creating and/or retaining jobs and supporting or growing incomes and the tax base.

Our economic development team promotes the City to economically-sound business/industrial facility owners and developers, administers economic development incentive programs and prepares cases for the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority.

Select Act 198 – Industrial Facilities Tax (IFT) for information specific to the Tax Abatement process.

Available Properties

While vacancy rates are quite low across many sectors in the City of Wyoming, a variety of real estate options are available for development at any given time. Please refer to the Commercial Alliance of Realtors West Michigan listings and get in touch with any one of their brokers for more information.

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Act 198 Tax Abatement

The Wyoming Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is pleased to entertain requests for real property tax abatements.  The process is somewhat complex, but the tax advantages can be significant and staff are happy to assist throughout the process.

The following information will guide applicants through the tax abatement process. In addition to the completed forms indicated below, a simple request letter (via email) must be submitted. Applicants will be contacted by the Assistant City Manager for City Council meeting date(s) for the application. A representative of the company must attend the meeting(s). We look forward to working with applicants and their employees to help expand their business. Please contact our Economic Development Coordinator with any questions or additional information.

  • General Information Record
    Select Industrial Tax Exemption Applicant form for general information required. 
  • Instructions & Application for a State Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate (IFT) Select Act 198 – Industrial Facilities Tax (IFT) for data specific to the Tax Abatement process.
  • Signed IFT Agreement 
    Select Industrial Facilities Tax Abatement agreement for business & City Council signatures. 
  • Executed Affidavit of True Cash Value 
    Select Affidavit of True Cash Value document to provide notarized Project details.

The (IFT) application check should be made payable to the ‘City of Wyoming’.  Refer to the Fee Schedule (Manager’s Office) listed under the Business tab on the City’s home page for specific amount.

Networking Opportunities

Specific workforce development programs geared to a manufacturer's needs are offered via the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the Right Place Program. 

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation supports economic development growth in the City of Wyoming and provides the following workforce development services:

Training Services

Funds are available for training or retraining company employees.

Finding Workers

We can help you find employees. Browse more than 4,000 high-tech resumes at Michigan Jobs & Career Portal, free of charge. Join with hundreds of companies already enrolled in the Michigan Recruitment Alliance, formed to facilitate recruiting of students at Michigan and Midwest colleges.

Training Network

We connect you with training resources. Michigan Technical Education Centers (M-TECs), Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC), Michigan Virtual University (MVU), all provide services to employers designed to ensure a skilled workforce.

The Right Place Program, teamed with the City of Wyoming, links small-to-medium sized manufacturers to one another, as well as to a network of state and local technical resources. These associations provide a critical link between business and education to help ensure that the workforce is trained to meet the increasing need for skilled workers. The organization has spearheaded school-to-work programs, developed continuous-learning opportunities and developed & retraining and work-to-work programs for workers in transition.

Economic Development Board Members

Tom Brann, Chair
Nicole Hofert, Secretary/Treasurer
Jeff Koeze
Greg King
Keith Morgan
Brian Hager
Ken Sommerdyke
Barrett Walquist

Two vacancies