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Region 8 Prosperity Plan [Click to open page downloads/rpi_plan_final.pdf in a new window
Region 8 Prosperity Plan

Region 8 RPI LogoMichigan Governor Rick Snyder created the Regional Prosperity Initiative to encourage regional private, public and non-profit partners to create vibrant regional economies. The Regional Prosperity Initiative created ten prosperity regions across the state.


The Regional Prosperity Initiative's Region 8 includes seven counties in Southwest Michigan — Berrien, Branch, Cass, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, and Van Buren Counties.


In 2014 the Southwest Michigan Regional Prosperity Collaborative (RPI Region 8) Committee was formed with representation from regional private, public and non-profit partners in adult education, workforce development, economic development, transportation, and higher education organizations.


The Southwest Michigan Regional Prosperity Collaborative Committee created the Southwest Michigan Prosperity Region 5-Year Prosperity Plan as an economic development blueprint. And a year later they issued Volume 2.




For more information about this summit please visit: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mic/Communication_and_Coordination_Summits_WebInvite_654652_7.pdf


Please see the Southwest Michigan Prosperity Initiative page for committee meeting information.


Map of Region 8


This page last updated on 5/13/2019.
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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