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Posted on: September 26, 2023

Achievements, New Initiatives and Economic Updates Recently Shared at State of the City Address

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In an effort to share achievements, new initiatives, and economic updates from 2023, as well as plans for 2024 and beyond, the city of Sterling Heights recently hosted the State of the City of Sterling Heights address in partnership with Connect Macomb (formerly the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce). The address, given by Sterling Heights Mayor Michael C. Taylor, was held at the Sterling Heights Community Center before hundreds of residents, businesses and community leaders.

“The State of the City address is a way for us to reach out to our community each year and share our successes, challenges, and initiatives for the future,” said Taylor. “This year, I wanted to highlight the power of innovation and technology we use to provide our residents, businesses and visitors top-level services while also underscoring the importance of the profound human connections we make every single day. It’s the way Sterling Heights is linking today and tomorrow, together, to maintain our exceptional quality of life.”

As a part of this year’s address, Connect Macomb awarded two Sterling Heights businesses with a Sterling Edge Award. The 2023 Dream Big Award was presented to Gloss Nail Atelier located at 44919 Hayes Road. The Dream Big Award is given to a business that started from a unique idea or humble beginnings and has grown into something that has become essential to the community. This award celebrates the entrepreneur, innovator and big dreamer who chose to open his or her business in Sterling Heights.

The Local Business of the Year Award was presented to Coffee First Café and Bake Shoppe located at 38373 Dodge Park Road. The Local Business of the Year Award is given to an exemplary business that has proven itself to be an invaluable member of the local business make-up. This businesses exemplifies a strong and valued business, regardless of size or longevity.

A re-broadcast of the 2023 State of the City of Sterling Heights address can be viewed on demand on SHTV’s YouTube Channel at or on the SHTV broadcast channel (Comcast Channel 5, WOW Channel 10 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99) at the following times:

  • Sept. 26 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 27 - 8 p.m.
  • Sept. 28 - 8 p.m.
  • Sept. 29 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 30 - 10 a.m.
  • Oct. 1 - 10 a.m.
  • Oct. 2 - 8 p.m.
  • Oct. 3 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 4 - 8 p.m.
  • Oct. 5 - 8 p.m.
  • Oct. 6 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 7 - 10 a.m.
  • Oct. 8 - 10 a.m.

For more information about the State of the City address, call Community Relations at 586-446-2470 or email

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