Recipient of the University of Michigan - Dearborn School of Management's Metro Detroit 2007, 2008 and 2010 Entrepreneurial City Awards, Wixom is located in highly affluent West Oakland County. Wixom is only 12 miles from Oakland County International Airport, 24 miles to Detroit Metropolitan Airport and 30 miles to downtown Detroit. The City offers a balanced approach to land use development with a mix of high-quality residential living, a strong diverse industrial base, one of the lowest tax rates in Oakland County and has one of the finest school districts in the state.
In 2004, the long awaited Wixom Village Center Area Development Project started to become a reality, and replaces Wixom's downtown that was lost to fire in the late 1920's. The community focal point is the civic complex featuring a dynamic reflecting pool with a water fall and illuminated jets all brought into balance by a performance plaza in Sibley Square and streetscape amenities. Additionally, Wixom boasts a rich historic past and a 300-acre nature preserve (The Wixom Habitat) with walking paths and wildlife viewing areas. Further, home to over 700 businesses, Wixom's culture makes it an ideal community to locate and operate a business. Companies such as Adept Plastic Finishing, J&B Medical Supplies, American Suzuki, Behr-Hella Thermocontrol, Caraco Pharmaceuticals Laboratory, Detroit Public TV, dSpace Engineering, GM Performance Build Center, Hallite Seals America Inc.,
Mac Valve, Moeller Manufacturing Company and Wolverine Assemblies all have a prominent presence in Wixom.