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Michigan Economic Development Corporation Adds Six New Partners to Interlocal Agreement

Friday, July 14, 2000

Kathleen McMahon
(517) 335-4590

Total Partners Reach 36The Michigan Economic Development Corporation's Executive Committee reviewed and accepted the applications of six economic development corporations yesterday.The six join the 30 who have already signed the Interlocal Agreement forming the corporation.The new signatories include the Cass County Economic Development Corporation, Economic Development Corporation of the County of Midland, City of Novi Economic Development Corporation, Economic Development Corporation of Isabella County, Lenawee County Economic Development Corporation and Sterling Heights Economic Development Corporation."The continuing tide of support by our local partners shows our corporation and its initiatives are being well received," said Doug Rothwell, president and CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation."The Interlocal Agreement allows us to work in cooperation with these groups to promote economic growth in their respective areas."Signing the Interlocal Agreement formalizes a partnership for economic development that already exists between state and local units of government.The Interlocal Agreement is an agreement authorized under the Urban Cooperation Act of 1967.The act allows the state and local economic development organizations to join together to create the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, thereby further enhancing common economic development programs and functions.The initial term of the agreement is 10 years and may be renewed for two additional five-year terms.Local economic development corporations are not required to pay to become a signatory to the Interlocal Agreement and can sign on to the agreement at any time, pending the approval of the corporation's executive committee, a 17-member group appointed by the Governor.The following is the complete list of local partners that have been approved by the Executive Committee and have signed the Interlocal Partner Agreement:

  • Economic Development Corporation of the Charter County of Wayne
  • Economic Development Corporation of Berrien County
  • City of Dearborn Economic Development Corporation
  • Economic Development Corporation of the County of Saginaw
  • Muskegon (County) Economic Development Corporation
  • Economic Development Corporation of Gratiot County
  • Delta Township Economic Development Corporation
  • Economic Development Corporation of Marquette County
  • Oakland County Economic Development Corporation
  • Economic Development Corporation of the City of Grand Rapids
  • Mason County Economic Development Corporation
  • Arenac County Economic Development Corporation
  • Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation
  • City of Coldwater Economic Development Corporation
  • City of Hancock Economic Development Corporation
  • Iron County Economic Development Corporation
  • Jackson County Economic Development Corporation
  • Montmorency County Economic Development Corporation
  • Oceana County Economic Development Corporation
  • Ogemaw County Economic Development Corporation
  • Schoolcraft County Economic Development Corporation
  • St Joseph County Economic Development Corporation
  • Tuscola County Economic Development Corporation
  • Manistee County Economic Development Corporation
  • Clinton County Economic Development Corporation
  • Economic Development Corporation of the City of Detroit
  • Economic Development Corporation of the City of Farmington Hills
  • City of Sturgis Economic Development Corporation
  • Economic Development Corporation of the City of Lansing
  • Kalamazoo County Economic Development Corporation
  • Cass County Economic Development Corporation
  • Economic Development Corporation of the County of Midland
  • City of Novi Economic Development Corporation
  • Economic Development Corporation of Isabella County
  • Lenawee County Economic Development Corporation
  • Sterling Heights Economic Development Corporation.