Novi’s business attraction strategy seeks to
target companies within the following growth
Detroit, Michigan has always been considered the
“Automotive Capital of the World” with the top three
American manufacturers headquartered in southeastern
Michigan – Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors. There
are many automotive suppliers located in Novi
Constellium (Alcan), CooperStandard,
Tata Technologies, and
Toyota Boshoku America.
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) encompass a broad range of wireless and wire line communications-based information and electronics technologies. When integrated into the transportation system's infrastructure, and in vehicles themselves, these technologies relieve congestion, improve safety and enhance American productivity. The IntelliDrive Michigan Testbed is located in Oakland County MI and centered mostly in Novi. The network covers 45 Square miles; These roadways are equipped with 52 Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) roadside equipment (RSE) units. ITS companies such as
Vector CAN-Tech are located in Novi.
U.S DOT Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) & Vehicle-to-Infrastructure
(V2I) Technology Test Bed
An intelligent vehicle
communications network located in the cities of Novi,
Farmington, Farmington Hills, and Livonia, Michigan. With 58
roadside units, the VII Development and Test Environment
(DTE) deployed by the USDOT in the Novi area is by far the
largest single deployment of VII assets in Michigan.
Currently USDOT is in the process of awarding the
operation/maintenance of the test bed.
Test Bed Map
Novi has a diverse and innovative population of companies which
specialize in medical devices, healthcare
institutions, medical offices, and biotechnologies.
Companies such as
Providence Park Hospital,
Novi is very much a green community. The
Community Development department is in the process
of drafting ordinance changes that would include the
allowance of solar panels and wind turbines. Novi is
a viable community for the R&D and manufacturing of
alternative energy products and companies such as
Robotics & Automation
Robotics & Automation or intelligent machines are
used throughout several sectors of business. Whether
the work is too dangerous or too precise, the
capability of these applications aid in medicine,
defense, space and underwater exploration, service
industries, disaster relief, manufacturing and
assembly and entertainment. Companies such as
Nachi Robotic Systems.
Engineering / High Tech / Information Technology
Michigan has a wealth of talent in the field of
engineering, high technology and IT innovations.
Companies such as
Miracle Software Systems,
Red Level Networks.
We continue focused efforts of attracting
international firms to Novi. There are over 850
businesses representing over 720 foreign-parent
firms operating in Oakland County with the largest
percentages being Germany (21%), Japan (22%) and
other parts of Europe (11%). These figures are
consistent with Novi's representation of Japanese
owned firms (65) and German (19) owned firms.
Foreign Firms located in Novi