• Detroit

    Beautiful Day in Detroit's Campus Martius Park: Placemaking in Action June 2015 By: Michigan Municipal League

  • Ferndale

    Ferndale – an RRC engaged community

  • Boyne City


  • Grand Rapids

    Grand Rapids - an RRC engaged community


SmartZones are certified technology parks or zones where technology-based firms, entrepreneurs and researchers locate in close proximity to all of the community assets that assist in their endeavors.  SmartZones are able to capture the growth in property taxes through tax increment financing within the park, with the revenue to be used in the park for a variety of purposes, including infrastructure, marketing and promotion, and creating high-technology support facilities, such as laboratories and training centers.

Process and Guidance

Reference for current SmartZones

Amendments Evaluation & TIF Policy

Eligible Cost Guidance

Pursuant to the amended act, no additional SmartZone designations are permitted. If applicable, a SmartZone can request an extension of time for their SmartZone designation and/or their tax increment finance plan.

Program in Brief

SmartZone Fact Sheet


Contacts For questions on SmartZone high technology and entrepreneurial activities, contact Fredrick Molnar at 734-478-8254.

For technical questions regarding tax increment financing plans, contact Lori Mullins at 517-881-6909.