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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.

 

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Details about the summit are: 

Date: November 12th, 2019
Time: 9:00 am- 11:30 am 
Location: Van Buren Conference Center 490 S. Paw Paw St. Lawrence, MI 49064
Cost: Free
Register by emailing: Kris Martin at: martink@swmpc.org.

        

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

     

Spring 2019 Summary Report for Michigan

   

Lawrence and Kalamazoo Springs Summits 2019 

  

The notes from the all the spring summits in spring of 2019 can be found here or www.michigan.gov/documents/mic/Region_Summaries_-_Complete_663490_7.pdf.  

      

For more information please visit the Michigan Infrastructure Councils page here: https://www.michigan.gov/MIC

     

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

 

Map of Region 8

 

This page last updated on 9/17/2019.
 
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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