2017-2021 edition of the Region 2 Planning Commission CEDS document

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 Commission Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The CEDS document is now available for public review and comment between August 11, 2017 and September 13, 2017 per the requirements of the EDA. The Region 2 Planning Commission will adopt the CEDS document on September 14, 2017 during its regularly scheduled meeting. The document contains a listing of project types the EDD would like to recommend to the EDA:

  1. Commercial, Industrial, and Entrepreneurial Investments
  2. New/Expanding Research and Development Facilities and High-Tech Industries
  3. New/Expanding Education Facilities and Innovative Equipment Acquisition
  4. Public and Multi-Modal Transportation
  5. Roadway Network Maintenance/Improvements
  6. Expansion/Maintenance of Public Transportation Services
  7. Freight — Rail/Air/Port Maintenance/Improvements
  8. Investment in Energy and Renewable Energy
  9. Infrastructure Improvements
  10. Waste Management and Treatment (e.g., Water, Sewer, Solid Waste, etc.)
  11. Utility Restoration, Improvement, and Access (including Broadband)
  12. Provision of Other Municipal (including County) Services
  13. Place Making, Culture, Recreation and Tourism Efforts
  14. New Mixed-Use Developments
  15. Business and Technology Incubator/Accelerator
  16. Agriculture, including Value-Added Processing, and the Local Food Movement
  17. Water/Natural Resources
  18. Education/Workforce Training
  19. Increased Housing Options (e.g., the ‘missing middle’)
  20. Health Care, including Medical Services, and Wellness
  21. Asset Mapping
  22. Professional Service Industries (i.e., engineering, architects, accountants, lawyers, etc.)

‘Click’ here to download a PDF of the 2017-2021 edition of the Region 2 Planning Commission Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy. If you wish to comment on the document, please contact Mr. Grant Bauman in writing via gbauman@co.jackson.mi.us or Region 2 Planning Commission, 120 W. Michigan Avenue, Jackson, MI 49201.

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