August 2011 - Family Circle Magazine rates Novi among the Ten Best Towns and Cities for Families
Family Circle Magazine, one of the most widely read monthly magazines around the globe, with a circulation of 3.8 million and more than 20 million readers, has announced the results of its exclusive survey identifying Novi as one of the top ten best towns and cities across the country for families. MORE
On behalf of the Novi community, welcome to the City of Novi! Business and community members choose Novi because we believe Quality of life…is the way of life.
In Novi, there is much to be proud of — excellent schools, quality public services, safe neighborhoods, preservation of natural features, solid property values, and continued development. Additionally, in Novi, we are extremely proud of our cultural diversity. More than 60 businesses based in Japan and at least 14 businesses based in Germany call Novi “home” in the United States. Combine these factors with fiscal responsibility and an open government that values and welcomes community involvement, and you have a dynamic, prospering city.
Our community has much to offer prospective companies. Located at the convergence of four major expressways, Novi has unparalleled access and proximity to health care, technology, and automotive industry headquarters. This, coupled with vibrant retail centers, sets Novi apart from other communities and is one of the many reasons businesses choose Novi.
The City of Novi boasts a State Equalized Value of more than $3.32 billion, higher than the State Equalized Value of 60 of the 83 counties in Michigan. Novi’s proven vitality, strategic location and diverse opportunities are an economic success story in which there is plenty of room for additional new commercial, industrial and residential growth. At a time when many areas struggle, congested suburbs are fighting further growth, and rural areas deal with open space preservation, the City of Novi has led another more positive way in smart, planned growth.
We are committed to promoting economic development in Novi. This commitment is reflected in our economic development vision to retain and grow current Novi businesses and showcase our community for new investment. Specific goals are to promote high tech and biotech development and create diverse job opportunities.
To realize these goals, the City of Novi has made some exciting and positive changes. We recently formed the Community Development Department — a one-stop shop for all building and planning needs. We created the Neighborhood and Business Relations Group to attract, retain, and expand existing business in Novi. Along with the dedicated efforts of our Economic Development Corporation and staff, we are focused more than ever on the pursuit of new businesses and on the success of existing businesses in Novi, recognizing the important role businesses play in the vitality and economic stability of our community. Our goal is to work with you to establish your business in Novi, and then to work cooperatively with you as your business prospers.
We trust you will find Novi to be a friendly, dynamic, and prosperous place in which to reside and do business.