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MEDC Names Six Communities Targeted for Downtown Development

Friday, February 2, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kate Oesterle
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Under its Michigan Main Street Program, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced six new communities it will be working with to attract stakeholders and build local economies through the development of downtown areas.

In Cheboygan, Dearborn, Dundee, Eaton Rapids, Kalkaska and Flat Rock, the organization will work with communities to provide a game plan for how best to engage stakeholders for support. They will also educate them on benefits and requirements of the program to advance to higher levels therein, investing ever higher amounts in community development. These communities start off at the engaged level but can move up to the select level once they have shown their dedication to implementing plans.

“Michigan’s economy will only thrive if our downtowns are healthy and vibrant,” Jeff Mason, CEO of MEDC, said. “The Michigan Main Street program creates opportunities for development and economic growth in downtowns across our state.”

The focus of these efforts is to provide communities with tools to create engaging places for residents and visitors, through vibrant areas studies have shown to have positive impacts on communities


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