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MEDC announces City of Eastpointe to receive certification through Redevelopment Ready Communities program

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Kathy Fagan

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Economic Development Corporation today announced the City of Eastpointe is the third community in the state to receive Redevelopment Ready Communities® (RRC) certification. RRC is a voluntary, no-cost program that assists local municipalities in establishing a sound foundation for development and investment to occur in their communities.

“Communities that receive RRC certification have removed unnecessary hurdles to development, while preserving their vision and goals for a successful future,” said MEDC President and CEO Michael A. Finney. “We congratulate Eastpointe for being the third community in Michigan to achieve this certification and for working to make its community a vibrant place where business and talent want to be.”

RRC Program participants receive a comprehensive assessment measuring their community and economic development practices to the RRC best practice standards. The program evaluates and then certifies communities that integrate transparency, predictability and efficiency into their daily development practices. Certification signals that a community has removed development barriers and streamlined processes to be more competitive in today’s economy.

“Eastpointe utilizes the RRC model as a structure to analyze and integrate our development game plan into a working agenda, ensuring that the highest professional and most effective standards are in place. This is a combination of an operational audit and a game plan,” said Eastpointe City Manager Steve Duchane. “We are pleased to be part of our region and state, and to partner with public service agencies such as MEDC focusing on community economic health with transparency and accountability.”

The MEDC will hold a celebration ceremony for Eastpointe in recognition of its accomplishments on Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. at the Eastpointe City Hall Council Chambers.

The cities of Roseville and Allegan were recognized in September as the first Michigan communities to receive RRC certification. For more information on the Redevelopment Ready Communities Program, visit here: http://www.michiganbusiness.org/community/development-assistance/#rrc.

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