Region 8 - Regional Prosperity Initiative
|Region 8 Prosperity Plan|
Michigan 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.
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
Register by emailing: Kris Martin at: firstname.lastname@example.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
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.