Welcome to Romulus—the Home of Opportunity!
I’ve called the City of Romulus home for more than 50 years and I am proud to serve this community as its mayor. Romulus is home to more than 23,000 residents and 700 businesses, and our daytime population more than doubles due to the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Our community is nestled at the crossroads of two of Southeast Michigan’s most well-traveled expressways, I-275 and I-94, offering easy access to Detroit, Ann Arbor and Canada.
We call the City of Romulus the Home of Opportunity because we believe everyone—residents, businesses and visitors—deserves to live, work and play in a community that is safe, collaborative and positioned for success. Our residents support our police and fire departments, and our police and fire personnel care deeply about our residents. By following best practices, participating in ongoing trainings and offering transparency, our public safety leaders strive to maintain trust and respect through action. As a demonstration to this commitment, in 2021, the Romulus Police Department attained its accreditation through the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission, joining just 7% of police departments in Michigan with that distinction. Our residents reinforced their support of our community’s public safety by passing a Fire and Police millage in 2018, allowing us to reopen long-closed fire stations, hire additional personnel and purchase life-saving equipment.
Romulus is also called the Home of Opportunity for our commitment to business. For the last three years, Romulus has been recognized for its dedication to entrepreneurial growth and economic development through the eCities study conducted by the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Innovation Research. Despite the pandemic, we remained active in this sphere, bringing in nearly 30 businesses with the goal of spurring our local economy. We have several resources and initiatives available to support local businesses. Among these is the FAST TRACK program, which streamlines business reviews, planning and a business-friendly permit process. The Amazon and Kroger fulfilment centers are just two examples of developments resulting from the FAST TRACK program. Attracting and retaining business in Romulus equates to a jobs boost to the local economy. If you are looking to set up shop in our community, our team stands ready to make your dream into a reality.
Romulus is a close-knit community. Many of our residents and their families have lived in Romulus for generations, and we take special pride in taking care of each other. We also prioritize celebrating with one another and building relationships. To that end, we have several annual events that our residents look forward to each year, including Movies in the Park, Sounds in Downtown, the Pumpkin Festival and the Parade of Lights. I encourage you to take the time to check our City website, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube channel to stay current on upcoming events and activities.
Thank you for choosing to call the City of Romulus home. If, I or my staff, can be of assistance at any time, please do not hesitate to contact my office at (734) 942-7571.
Mayor Robert McCraight
Robert A. McCraightMayor
Julie WojtylkoChief of Staff
11111 Wayne Road
Romulus, MI 48174
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