Interested in doing business in Frankenmuth?

Welcome to the Frankenmuth Business Development Center!

Known as a serious, four-season tourism destination, Frankenmuth entertains millions of visitors annually. Anchored by world renowned businesses including Bronner's Christmas WonderlandZehnder's of Frankenmuth and Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn,  Frankenmuth's tourism market is healthy and ready to grow with new retail and entertainment destinations.

Zehnders of Frankenmuth

Zehnders of Frankenmuth

Did you know that Frankenmuth is also home to a major agri-businessa major insurance carrier and hundreds of businesses in local retail, personal and professional service and industry?

frankenmuth insurance
Frankenmuth Insurance

With our strong history of entrepreneurial success, Frankenmuth understands entrepreneurs and enterprising people. Opportunities exist in traditional retail, professional or personal services  as well as in manufacturing, light industry and R&D. Development properties including vacant land and existing buildings, offer a unique chance to hang your shingle – the choices are limited only by your imagination.

Cheese Haus Ribbon Cutting
Ribbon Cutting at the new Frankenmuth Cheese Haus. 

Do you have interest in investing? Starting a business? Not quite sure? 
Need help finding a site? Want information about zoning requirements, infrastructure,  incentives or local contacts?  Dedicated staff wants to work  with you to find the right solution. 

Let's Talk! 

  For more information,
Contact Dan Hopp
Executive Director of the EDC

tele: 989.652.3430 ext 120.

Doing Business in Frankenmuth

DDA District Boundary Map 
Historic District Boundary Map 
Historic Preservation District Review
Permits for construction, remodeling, expansion

Permanent Sign Permit Application
Planning Commision Site Plan Review Procedures
Temporary Sign Permit Application          
Site Plan Review Checklist
Tent Permit Application   
Sign Regulations Table 
Frankenmuth Master Plan 2015     
For the city's development toolkit, click here

Starting, Growing, Relocating a Business

Demographics and Labor Market Information
Tax Abatements
Site Selection

If you have done work with the City of Frankenmuth and would like to provide us with feedback on your experience, please click here.