Velocity: Macomb Technology Advancement Center
Sterling Heights, MI
The building is a former Ford-UAW preschool that was donated to Macomb County in 2010. Construction work to transform the 35,400 square foot building into a business incubator took about a year. Renovations included electrical and HVAC upgrades, data lines, new finishes and furniture.
Located in the Macomb County “SmartZone & Defense Corridor” it is the same facility that houses the Michigan Centers for Defense; Sterling Heights Economic Development Department; the Macomb-OU INCubator, the business accelerator for OU; as well as some offices staffed by the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Centers. The center is also home to a full-time catering company and offers 25 cubicles and 550-900 square foot office spaces for rent as well as two meeting spaces — a 1,211-square-foot “Innovation Lab,” and a 2,931-square-foot “Collaboration Center.”
Velocity, a center for business incubation and economic development, is the result of a partnership involving Macomb County, the city of Sterling Heights and Oakland University.
George J. Hartman Architects