The MEDC Site Readiness Improvement Program accepts applications from local and regional economic development or community partners that demonstrate a pathway to a Build Ready site. For more information, program guidelines and to view previous winners, please review the content below.
For Michigan to gain a competitive advantage when it comes to business attraction and expansion projects, it must assist communities or other public entities (e.g. local EDCs, EDOs, etc.) with the development/enhancement of industrial sites to make them build ready and competitive for site selection projects. Build ready sites may be defined as a site that has appropriate planning, zoning, surveys, title work, environmental conditions, soil conditions, infrastructure is in place or preliminary engineering is completed, the property is available for sale and development and site information is ready and up-to-date. A list of the criteria can be found below.
Grant funds may be available for, but are not limited to, the following types of activities:
The maximum grant amount from MEDC is $75,000 per site. A local match is strongly recommended and will be a consideration for a competitive project. The term of the grant is up to 24 months. The 2020 grant application will go live on January 10, 2020. Deadline for application submissions is March 27, 2020