Economic Development

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Recently named one of the Top 10 Most Exciting Small Cities in America and one of Detroit's Top 5 Suburbs for Young Professionals, Royal Oak is a destination for people from all over Metropolitan Detroit. Nowhere else will you find a greater concentration of award winning boutiques, restaurants, salons, galleries and theatres.
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"The move started with needing room for expansion, but ended up being more of an exercise in looking at more of our demographics... [Royal Oak offers] the accessibility, the urban feel, the walkability that resonates with the younger generations."
 - Dan Cornwell, CEO of Cambridge Consulting Group, on why he moved his 60 employees from Troy to Downtown Royal Oak this year.
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An Energetic Downtown

Royal Oak is currently undergoing a metamorphosis of the city's central business district.  In the last five years, over 50 technology, creative, and professional service companies have chosen to call Royal Oak home.  They join over 2,500 other businesses in a city that boasts one of the region's lowest office and retail vacancy rates.
More than a meeting place.  More than a see and be seen place. 

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“Royal Oak is a city with a lot of soul – from cool shops, restaurants and nightlife, to its great neighborhoods.  I don’t like cookie-cutter places, so those who have visited HopCat – Detroit or another location will find a different vibe in Royal Oak.”
HopCat founder Mark Sellers, CEO of BarFly Ventures

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  1. Doing Business In Royal Oak

    A list of resources commonly used by new and existing businesses in Royal Oak.

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  2. Coming Soon

    A list of some of the most talked about projects recently announced in the city.

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  3. Available Sites

    A list of office, retail and industrial sites available in the city.

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  4. About Royal Oak

    Demographic information and stats about Royal Oak

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  5. Royal Oak Civic Center

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