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.
The 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan Public Kickoff Meeting will take place on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Jackson County Tower Building, 120 West Michigan Avenue, Jackson, Michigan 49201 on the 17th floor. Staff…read more →
The Region 2 Planning Commission—the Economic Development District (EDD) recognized by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) for the Counties of Hillsdale, Jackson, and Lenawee— recently completed a final draft of the proposed 2017-2021 edition of the Region 2 Planning…read more →
The JACTS Policy Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. The meeting will take place a the Jackson County Tower Bldg., 120 W. Michigan Ave., Jackson, MI 49201. For a copy of the agenda…read more →
The JACTS Tech meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will be held at Jackson City Hall, 161 W. Michigan Ave., 10th Floor, Jackson, MI 49201. For a copy of the agenda packet,…read more →
The Counties of Region 2
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 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 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.