Doing Business In Oak Park

Oak Park continues to be a desirable location for businesses and residents to locate. Our great location, excellent housing stock, affordable commercial/industrial properties, excellent public safety and office opportunity are just some of the qualities Oak Park can offer. In 2015, Oak Park boasted a 260% increase in the amount of commercial and industrial building investment.

2015 was a big year in the city of Oak Park.  For the first time, the Oak Park resident voters passed a ballot initiative to allow for the sale of Class “C” Liquor Licenses.  With over 20 available licenses available at a cost under $2,500 each it is a valuable opportunity to spark new investment in restaurants throughout the community.  Also, in 2015 we became a One-Stop Ready recognized community in Oakland County as well as a Top Performing recognized eCities community from U of M Dearborn.  http://umdilabs.com/page/best-practices-2015   We have continually improved and streamlined our processes so every new or existing business gets quick, reliable, and value added service. 

Monthly business roundtable meetings are held to educate businesses on various topics and provide a forum for networking.  We encourage entrepreneurship and have a successful commercial kitchen within the community. 

Questions on business licenses, liquor licenses, ordinances, etc. please visit the Planning & Zoning tab.