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The Southwest Michigan Planning Commission provides a variety of planning services to the communities in Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren counties.


Community Planning Services include the research, writing and development of Comprehensive Master Plans and Community Park, Recreation, Open Space, and Greenway Plans.


Environmental Planning Services include watershed planning and implementation, stormwater education, grant writing, and assistance with township planning and zoning efforts to better protect natural resources.


Transportation Planning Services include TwinCATS, NATS,transit and non-motorized planning.


Mapping and GIS Services are available to communities in southwest Michigan.  SWMPC also provides census data and other information to support grant writing and planning efforts in the region.


Other Planning Services include hazard mitigation plans, heritage route managment plans, public transit studies, and social and human service plans.


Economic Development Planning for Berrien, Cass and Van Buren Counties: through its federal designation as a regional Economic Development District, the SWMPC develops an annual regional economic development plan, assists with grant writing, implementation of Community Development Block Grants, and other Economic Development Planning services.


The SWMPC provides services addressing needs and rests for regional, statewide and national data. Check the Information Requests page for more information. 



This page last updated on 5/24/2017.
Southwest Michigan Planning Commission  
376 West Main Street  Suite 130  Benton Harbor, MI 49022-3651
Phone: 269.925.1137  Fax: 269.925.0288  

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