Thursday, March 07, 2013
LANSING – The Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced the first round of communities to participate in the statewide launch of the Redevelopment Ready Communities® program which will help local municipalities establish a sound foundation for redevelopment to occur in their communities.
“We are excited to take this valuable program statewide,” said MEDC President and CEO Michael A. Finney. “Improving the redevelopment readiness of communities is another tool to attract investment and economic growth in Michigan.”
RRC is a certification program promoting effective redevelopment strategies through a set of best practices. The program measures and then certifies communities that integrate transparency, predictability and efficiency into their daily development practices. The RRC certification is a formal recognition that a community has a vision for the future and the fundamental practices in place to get there.
Communities receiving a formal RRC evaluation include:
Communities receiving best practice training and assistance include:
White Lake Township
For more information on the Redevelopment Ready Communities Program, visit here: http://www.michiganbusiness.org/rrc/.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation markets the state with a focus on business, talent, jobs and helping to grow the economy. For more on MEDC and its initiatives, visit: michiganbusiness.org.