Madison Heights, Michigan

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Madison Heights is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is a suburb of Detroit. As of the 2000 census, its population was 31,101.

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History

Originally part of Royal Oak Township, Madison Heights incorporated as a city by popular vote on January 17, 1955, and chartered on December 6 that same year, becoming the tenth city government in southern Oakland County. At that time, the 7.2 square miles (18.6 km2) city was one of the largest suburban communities in the Metro Detroit area. The first city hall was located at 26305 John R Road, the former township offices. On April 5, 1963, a new municipal building was constructed which is on the present location at 300 West Thirteen Mile Road. The city lies in the I-696 and I-75 corridor and is served by two primary school districts, Lamphere and Madison, as well as a full-service municipal government. Today, Madison Heights' mayor is Edward Swanson.

Today

Madison Heights is part of Oakland County's Automation Alley. There are more than 1,300 commercial and industrial businesses and services within the city's 7.2 square miles (18.6 km2), and the city is proud to have a majority of small businesses, as well as more than 100 major companies within its borders, such as: Best Buy, Coca Cola, Commercial Steel Treating Corporation, Costco, CVS Pharmacy, Henkel Technologies, Home Depot, Kmart, Meijer, Micro Center, Ogura Corporation, Sam's Club, Hungry Howie's, Target, and UPS. The city has 23 shopping centers, 11 hotels, more than 860,000 square feet (80,000 m2) of office space, and seven industrial parks that include 10,000,000 square feet (900,000 m2).

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