Leveraging Leadership

Strengthening Communities

Our Mission is to strengthen Macomb County by connecting community challenges with high-impact solutions.


Our Values


We strive to become a pillar of integrity, reliability and fairness both through internal operations and external support.


We believe that disparities in our communities can be resolved by prioritizing support to organizations that face barriers to success, empower diverse community leaders and create an inclusive environment.


We reflect our collective assets of business and leadership skills to the advancement of our communities.


We actively work to break down silos and find innovative solutions to leverage organizational strengths and overcome weaknesses.

Macomb County

With more than 870,000 residents, Macomb County is the third most populous county in Michigan. The county has a strong connection to the outdoors being home to more than 130 parks covering 12,000 acres. The four major public parks -- Freedom Hill County Park, Macomb Orchard Trail, Lake St. Clair Metropark and Stony Creek Metropark each celebrate unique natural assets of our local communities.

Heralded for its natural resources, Macomb County is home to proud residents known for their strong work ethic, a business-friendly environment, excellent schools from Pre-K through Community College, a talented workforce and affordable housing. The strong industrial base (engineering, research and development, and advanced manufacturing), community variety and growing cultural diversity have been and continue to attract residents and businesses.

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Help the cause!

You may be wondering just how you can help Macomb County create an enriching environment to live, learn, work, recreate and innovate. If we work together we can truly become the unified voice of Macomb County. Whether you reside or work in Macomb, we can partner to invest in communities and organizations in Macomb County.

If you are interested in information regarding becoming a corporate partner with Advancing Macomb, please contact Diane Banks and see our Investment Level guide for more information and additional benefits.

Latest News

Corporate Partner/Sponsor Spotlight: Warner Norcross + Judd

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One of the largest law firms in Michigan, Warner Norcross + Judd, invests annually to support community programs primarily in the firm’s five principal giving categories: arts and culture, economic development, health and human services, diversity, equity and inclusion, and legal aid. Attorneys and staff volunteer, hold leadership positions and contribute financially to organizations focused on the arts and performing arts, housing, racial equity and justice, children and youth, physical and mental health, LGBTQ+, women’s issues, food insecurity and other areas that resonate personally.

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Community Innovation Workshops Bring New Ideas

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Advancing Macomb is working with EmcArts on second program working in complex community change here in Macomb County. The Community Innovation Workshops (CIW) are centered on building adaptive capacity for change and innovation through the lens of the real issues of each organization and community member taking part.

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Cascade in the Shade Campaign Races Toward Deadline

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The Cascade in the Shade crowdfunding campaign is moving in the right direction – it has crossed the halfway point. With the support of over 70 community donors, so far, we are on our way for Shadyside Park in Mount Clemens to gain an exciting year-round play space with an interactive water feature for summer play. Over $24,000 of the $40,000 goal has been raised. However, the campaign deadline of April 30 is fast approaching. To donate in support of this community project, please visit: patronicity.com/cascade.

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