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US-131 Corridor Presents Opportunities for Economic Development


Communities along the US-131 in Northwest Lower Michigan including: Cadillac, Manton, Fife Lake, South Boardman, Kalkaska, Mancelona, Alba, Boyne Falls, Walloon Lake, and Petoskey are uniquely positioned for economic development efforts based on the availability of the highway, rail, broadband, trails, and outdoor recreation. 

A collaborative economic development effort can help identify corridor-wide assets and opportunities that will create the conditions for economic prosperity along and beyond the US-131 corridor. This initiative provide a platform that allows communities to work together on the corridor’s most important issues.


Find out more here: 

US-131 Corridor Economic Strategy (webpage).



Recently, Sarah Lucas discussed the US-131 corridor on WTCM AM-580. Listen Now

Learn about the US-131 corridor and opportunities it represents for economic development. 





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Our Township greatly benefits from Network Northwest's experience, depth of knowledge and understanding. Because they work with so many diverse communities in our ten-county region they understand the local land-use issues and are already working on solutions by the time we realize we need some help.

Susan Odom, Chair, Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission