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The Region 2 Planning Commission is a voluntary local governmental association serving Hillsdale,  Jackson and Lenawee counties in south-central Michigan.  Region 2 serves as a planning, research, and advisory resource to its member units of government.  Staff provides a variety of professional planning services which benefit member communities including transportation, economic development and community planning assistance.

R2PC News

Jackson County Local Rural Task Force Meeting

There will be a virtual meeting of the eligible participants for rural transportation funding in Jackson County on Monday, December 7, 2020 at 1:30 pm via Zoom. Please see below for the virtual meeting information. The purpose of this meeting…

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Hillsdale County Local Rural Task Force Meeting

There will be a virtual meeting of the eligible participants for rural transportation funding in Hillsdale County on Friday, December 4, 2020 at 10:00 AM via Zoom. Please see below for the virtual meeting information. The purpose of this meeting…

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JACTS Policy Committee Zoom Meeting

The JACTS Policy Committee Zoom meeting will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. For a copy of the agenda packet, please click HERE. See below for instructions on how to join the Zoom meeting. Join Zoom…

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Region 2 Receives CARES Act Grant

The U.S. EDA (Economic Development Administration) recently informed the R2PC (Region 2 Planning Commission) of the award of a $351 thousand CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act grant to assist businesses / institutions in their efforts to recover…

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** Updated R2PC Office Hours, November 2020 **

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 risk, the R2PC office will be closed with staff working remotely for the next 2 weeks. It is anticipated that the R2PC office will reopen on Monday, November 30, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. Please wear…

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Jackson City + County Non-Motorized Plan

The Jackson City + County Nonmotorized Plan is complete. Region 2 staff is working to get the plan approved and adopted by the JACTS/R2PC committees, the Jackson County Board of Commissioners, and the Jackson City Council. The plan is expected…

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FY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

JACTS FY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) was adopted by the Region 2 Planning Commission on June 13, 2019 and covers the period between October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2023. The four-year document includes transportation and transit projects submitted…

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The Counties of Region 2

Jackson County

Jackson County is in South Central Michigan and its county seat is the city of Jackson.  Population 160,248.  The county was organized in 1829 and named for U.S. President Andrew Jackson.

Lenawee County

Lenawee County is in Southern Michigan and its county seat is the city of Adrian.  Population 99,892.  The county was organized in 1826 and named for a Native American Shawnee word for “man”.

Hillsdale County

Hillsdale County is in Southern Michigan and its county seat is the city of Hillsdale.  Population 46,688.  The county was organized in 1835 and named for its rolling terrain and valleys.

What Can R2PC Do For Your Community?

The Region 2 Planning Commission (R2PC) was created to assist its member units of government.  The most visible outcome of this charge is the community planning assistance provided by staff.  Region 2 planners have been helping local governments to develop, adopt, and implement master plans, zoning ordinances, and other planning and zoning resources for decades.

Although the other services provided by the R2PC may not be as visible as community planning assistance, they are just as important to the region and your municipality.  For example, the behind-the-scenes work performed by Region 2 staff facilitates the acquisition and expenditure of federal and state funding in two key areas throughout the three counties:

  • Transportation.  The R2PC serves as the Jackson metropolitan area’s MPO, which facilitates all federal and state funding for transportation improvements throughout Jackson County and the Region 2 Rural Task Force, which facilitates the allocation of rural federal and state transportation funds throughout the entire region.
  • Economic Development.  Region 2 planners have been working with the U.S. Economic Development Agency to establish Region 2 as an Economic Development District (EDD) which will make local governments eligible for federal economic development funding.

The organization and its staff have provided planning services to member units of government for over five decades.

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