There are big smiles and toothy grins in the city of Southfield today as Great Expressions Dental Centers is preparing to relocate its headquarters there. Eighty-four new jobs and $2.55 million in investment will be generated by the move. The relocation corresponds with the company leaving its former headquarters in nearby Bloomfield Hills and the closing of a support center in Norcross, Georgia. Great Expressions is moving to the Onyx Office Plaza.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced the move Wednesday, Feb. 10. Great Expressions is receiving a $300,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant, approved by the Michigan Strategic Fund. The city of Southfield is also offering to expedite the permitting process and/or business leisure cards.
Great Expressions is one of the largest privately-owned dental service organizations in the country and has over 240 offices in 10 states.
“Great Expressions Dental Centers looks forward to calling Southfield our new home, as we expand our headquarters to accommodate the continuous growth our organization has seen in recent years,” Richard Beckman, CEO of Great Expressions Dental Centers, says in a statement. “Our Onyx Building headquarters will accommodate the creation of nearly 100 new jobs, will house an on-site training facility and will support our growth as we expand into new markets. Its accessible location offers convenience to our employees living throughout metro Detroit, and will help us attract top talent in the years to come.”
Other projects approved grant money by the Michigan Strategic Fund include two new production lines for Magna Seating of America in Highland Park, facade improvements in Ludington, and the renovation of a vacant, historic building in downtown Niles. The MEDC’s Great Expressions news is part of a larger announcement detailing a total of $13.6 million in total investment and the creation of 335 jobs across Michigan.
The Onyx Office Plaza is located at 29777 Telegraph Rd. in Southfield.