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Region 2 Announcements and Blogs
12/11/2014 Solid Waste Management Presentation
  Staff made the attached presentation regarding solid waste management to the Executive Committee of the Region 2 Planning Commission on December 11, 2014. It was requested that the presentation be posted to the website. ‘Click’ here to download the presentation.
12/8/2014 2014 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 December 8, 2014 and January 7, 2015, per the requirements of the U.S. EDA. The Region 2 Planning Commission will adopt the CEDS Document on January 8, 2015 during its regularly scheduled meeting. The document contains 11 projects considered to be vital or regionally significant:

  • Big Mitten State Fair and Festival LLC
  • LJH Region Wide Kitchen Incubator Coordination Unit
  • Southern Michigan Center for Science (SMCSI) and Industry and the Litchfield Initiative Regional Collaboration
  • Revolving Loan & Financial Asset System Initiative
  • Southwest Jackson County Sewer Extension
  • Village of North Adams Road Infrastructure
  • Health Clinic in Litchfield
  • Center for Family Health Graduate Medical Education (GME) Expansion
  • Center for Family Health Dental Clinic and Administrative Offices
  • Center for Family Health Hillsdale Facility
  • Regional Museum Corridor

Inclusion of the above projects in the 2014 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.


12/8/2014 JACTS Policy Committee Meeting
  The JACTS Policy Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Jackson County Tower Building, 120 W. Michigan Avenue, 5th Floor, Jackson, MI 49201. For a copy of the agenda packet, please click here.
12/3/2014 City of Jackson & Jackson County Joint Recreation Plan

A draft of the second edition of the City of Jackson & Jackson County Joint Recreation Plan  is available for review and public comment.

The Joint Recreation Plan provides the most complete and detailed listing of parks and recreation facilities and programs available to County and City residents, regardless of who provides them. It also contains a listing of parks and recreation construction projects the two parks departments have planned for the 2015-2018 time period. You have an opportunity to review and comment upon the proposed Joint Recreation Plan.

"Click" here to download the document.

Please note that due to its size, it is recommended
 that the document be saved to your desktop.

The Plan will be available for comment through Tuesday, January 6, 2015.

Comments may be submitted to Mr. Grant Bauman, in writing, via or Region 2 Planning Commission | 120 W. Michigan Avenue | Jackson, MI 49202.


10/10/2014 Regional Prosperity Initiative

What is the Regional Prosperity Initiative?  The Regional Prosperity Initiative (RPI) is a voluntary competitive grant process launched by Governor Snyder to encourage local private, public, and non-profit partners to create vibrant regional economies.  A consortium of public, private, and non-profit organizations in the six-county Prosperity Region 9 (Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, and Washtenaw counties), were awarded grant funds from the State of Michigan's RPI.  The purpose of the grant is to establish a prosperity vision and five-year strategy for how regional partners will work together to enhance enconomic prosperity in the region.  Click here for more information.

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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