The Framework for Our Future: A Regional Prosperity Plan for Northwest Michigan is a regional resource for communities working to meet local goals. The Framework was developed, with participation from a broad range of community leaders, stakeholders, and the public, as part of Michigan’s Regional Prosperity Initiative. It includes a wealth of information and tools that all parts of the community – the public, community leaders, businesses, nonprofits, public agencies, and statewide stakeholders – can use to supplement their local deliberation, planning, and decision-making processes.
The Framework is a starting point for community discussions and action around important community development issues. While it does not, and cannot, comprehensively address the enormous breadth of community data and issues associated with these issues, ongoing community participation, deliberation, and action will help to make this document a valuable resource that can support community planning and action over the long term.
Note: The Framework was developed with support from funders including the US Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Sustainable Communities program, the Michigan Regional Prosperity Region, the Michigan Department of Transportation, and the Michigan State Housing Development Auhtority. While the majority of the Framework covers the entire ten-county Northwest Michigan region, some elements of the Framework were also developed specifically for the Grand Vision region of Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, and Wexford counties. Those elements are:
This page includes links to the Framework, as well as each of the elements listed above.
The Framework for Our Future: A Regional Prosperity Plan for Northwest Michigan provides a brief introduction to each of the issues addressed in detail by the Framework for Our Future, highlighting facts, goals, strategies, and actions that provide a snapshot of the main issues and solutions identified in the Framework for Our Future.
A Framework for Transportation in Northwest Michigan (Grand Vision region only)
Transportation Improvement Plan (Grand Vision region only)
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