Market Information/Strategic Economic Development Plan

Oak Park, named “America’s fastest growing city” in the late 1950s, had reached a development plateau and hired Hamilton Anderson to conduct a market analysis and create a Strategic Economic Development Plan to identify ways to spur interest, guide investment, and renew the image of the city.

Oak Park is located heart of Metro Detroit and is an “inner ring” suburban city containing over 1,000 businesses with a potential customer base of approximately 29,500 residents - almost all of which are within two miles of the city center - and tens of thousands of commuters driving every day on M-10 and I-696. Oak Park is bursting with potential and requires a fresh strategy to re-energize economic activity.