More information can be found on the EDA website: http://www.eda.gov/
Requesting 2013-2016 Economic Development Projects
We need your help to successfully advance economic development in our region. Momentum Lansing Region is a new initiative from Tri-County Regional Planning Commission (TCRPC) and its partner, Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), Inc., to update our region's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (the "CEDS"). The CEDS is an economic development work plan that identifies and prioritizes regional economic development projects. Projects listed can become eligible for U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC) funding. Listing a proposed project that creates or retains jobs will facilitate regional coordination and attract new funding opportunities. We are now calling for projects for 2013-2016. Submit brief project concepts at www.momentumlansing.com. We will host meetings of economic development professionals to review projects and to release a summary document before the end of June for review before submitting it to the USDOC. Projects to list or include are not limited to infrastructure improvements.
|Public Works to support economic growth||Public Works to support economic growth|
|Transportation Improvements||Entrepreneurial Incubators|
|Economic Development Studies||Business Expansion Support|
|Brownfields Redevelopment||Sense of Place/Quality of Life Enhancements|
|Exporting and Importing Assistance|
The three county region is recognized as a superior place to live and work, do business and make investments. With the economy recovering, this region is gaining momentum in high-tech fields related to life sciences, research and development, advanced manufacturing and related component to the automotive industry. Businesses are supported within a climate that encourages growth and attracting cutting edge research.
There are huge advantages for locating in this region, beginning with the low costs of doing business; having access to Michigan State University, Lansing Community College and other colleges; access to research companies, excellent transportation systems via land, rail and air, and hosting a workforce that is highly educated, skilled and productive.