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Region 2 Announcements and Blogs
11/13/2015 Planning Policies & Unintended Consequences
  Dani Meier, PhD, MSW, addressed the Region 2 Planning Commission during its 2015 Annual Dinner held of November 12, 2015, in Jackson regarding: Planning Policies & Unintended Consequences. His presentation focused on the accidental outcomes of Prohibition and “The War on Drugs” (e.g., incarceration rates, public health costs, the black market, etc.), the need to support treatment over imprisonment, and how planners can help to make better communities. Please ‘click’ here to download PDFs of the individual slides.
11/10/2015 2015 Update to the Region 2 Planning Commission's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

The Region 2 Planning Commission —the Economic Development District (EDD) recognized by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) which covers the Counties of Hillsdale, Jackson, and Lenawee— recently completed the 2014 Update to its Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The CEDS document is now available for public review and comment between November 10, 2015 and December 10, 2015, per the requirements of the U.S. EDA. The Region 2 Planning Commission will adopt the CEDS Document on December 10, 2015 during its regularly scheduled meeting. The document contains 9 projects considered to be vital or regionally significant:

  • Big Mitten State Fair and Festival LLC
  • LJH Region Wide Kitchen Incubator Coordination Unit
  • Revolving Loan & Financial Asset System Initiative
  • Southwest Jackson County Sewer Extension
  • Health Clinic in Litchfield
  • Center for Family Health Graduate Medical Education (GME) Expansion
  • Center for Family Health Dental Clinic and Administrative Offices
  • The Manor
  • Regional Museum Corridor

Inclusion of the above projects in the 2015 Update of the CEDS Document makes them eligible to apply for federal grants through the U.S. EDA.
Click here to download a PDF of the 2014 Update of the CEDS Document. If you wish to comment on the document, please send them in writing to Mr. Grant Bauman via or Region 2 Planning Commission, 120 W. Michigan Avenue, Jackson, MI 49201.

Welcome to the Region 2 Planning

Welcome to the Region 2 Planning Commission (R2PC)

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:
  • Transportation Planning
  • Economic Development
  • Community Planning Assistance

What can the 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 organizaton and its staff has provided planning services to member units of government for over five decades,  Please refer to the following webpages for more information on the proessional planning services provided by the staff of the Region 2 Planning Commission as well as the organization and history and background of the organization:

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