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Growth & Investment Project List


The goals and strategies of the Framework for Our Future require a wide range of locally-driven activities and projects, from planning initiatives to the construction of new housing units to the development of business incubators or food innovation districts. To ensure that these projects are eligible for state and federal funding, a Framework for Our Future project list will identify projects, as submitted by community partners, that have regional impacts on Northwest Michigan’s transportation, housing, economy, arts and culture, recreation, food and farming, natural resources, and talent assets.

As part of the Regional Prosperity Initiative, the Framework for Our Future project list expands upon the annual project listing that is part of the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS inventories all economic-development related projects in the region and identifies projects that may be eligible for EDA funding or other related funding programs.

The expanded Framework/CEDS project list will provide a regional list of proposed projects for Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, and Wexford counties.

Because inclusion in the project list will be an important factor as the State of Michigan and the EDA prioritize funding assistance for economic development projects, your community’s participation in this process is critical.


View:  Growth & Investment Project List  (PDF document)

To submit a project for the Framework for Our Future and CEDS, please complete the form below. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Scott Gest, Regional Planner, at 231-929-5000.

Growth & Investment Project Submission

  • This project is being submitted by
  • Is the project listed in a currently approved
  • Select all applicable subject areas that the project addresses
  • Project scope
  • Indicate community support
  • Current Project Status


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