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    Development Guide

    Welcome to Ironwood, we excited to welcome you and your business to our community!  Ironwood is committed to partnering with new investors, businesses, and residents to continue the positive momentum that is creating our vibrant community.

    This page is structured to provide you with the resources and information that you need to build a successful business or development project in the City of Ironwood.  Please explore the sections, guides, and links below and contact the City of Ironwood Community Development Department with any questions.


    Prior to conducting any building improvements, construction and development of property, or opening or expansion of a business please check with the Community Development and Building Departments to determine if permits are required.

    Comprehensive Plan

    Welcome to the City of Ironwood Development section. The Community Development department is responsible for carrying out the City of Ironwood Award Winning Comprehensive Plan which guides the current and future development of the City.

    Development Review

    For any development projects and for development review information, follow the page to the bottom and click on the "Development Review" tab.  Please contact Community Development Director Tom Bergman for any questions or assistance.

    Business and Development Resources

    Owning your own business is an exciting adventure, and we are thrilled that you are considering Ironwood as your home.  Whether you're just getting started or looking to relocate or expand in Ironwood, please explore our resources below to learn more about Ironwood.

    comprehensive Plan

    Community Profile

    Assistance Tools

    Business Flyer

    Priority Development Sites

    The City of Ironwood has preselected development sites that are ready for development or redevelopment.  Download the developer packets below to see the potential for these sites:

    216 W. McLeod Ave.

    102 E. Aurora St.

    320 E. Ayer St.

    1001 E. Cloverland Dr.

    Site & Business Development Tools

    The City of Ironwood has made all state and local development tools available to you.  Click on the tabs below to view applicable tools for you to develop your site or business.

    Available Properties

    Available Commercial and Industrial Properties


    The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is providing the City of Ironwood an amazing site selection resource at no cost. Michigan’s interactive property database, powered by GIS Planning, the Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR) and the Commercial Alliance of Realtors, West Michigan (CARWM), contains over 20,000 commercial listings (Surrounding Area Properties). It provides Michigan commercial realtors, economic development professionals, and national site selectors with property, demographic, and labor force information. The state-of-the-art mapping component produces customized maps and reports using the most up to date information within the application. The program has the ability to give you and the City of Ironwood a strong advantage in making your sites and buildings available to anyone with an internet connection. Furthermore, the program provides you with another channel to get the word out about available properties. The program allows you to be extremely detailed about which property-related information you’d like to display within your listing. Coupled with the GIS-enhanced search features, the program is an easy way to extend the reach of your commercial site selection advertising to a larger scale, while providing site selectors with an inclusive look into the property and community in which they are looking at investing in. Real estate professional or private owner contact information will be prominently displayed on each listing so that a site selectee can contact you directly from the listing.

    To have your building or site listed please use the following Commercial & Industrial Property Sale Form and submit your request to Tom Bergman or call with questions at 906-932-5050 ext. 126.

    Development Review
    Funding Tools
    Facade Improvement Program
    Market Analysis
    Revolving Loan Fund

    Business Assistance

    Local Assistance

    City of Ironwood
    Contact Tom Bergman, Community Development Director, 906-932-5050 x 126

    State Assistance