Economic Growth & Quality of Life
About Our Community Development Program
The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission works to ensure the economic vitality and meaningful development of the region's urban and rural communities through inclusive, comprehensive, and strategic planning. We collaborate and exchange resources with a variety of regional stakeholders from public, private, and nonprofit industries to enhance the quality of life for those who live, work, and play throughout the Greater Lansing area. Tri-County takes a different approach to planning for our economy and community development, connecting partners in transit, land use, environment, local government, talent and workforce development, and the arts to bring new ideas to the table and build a regional blueprint that will create prosperous, resilient, and sustainable communities.
Since 1986, Tri-County has been designated as an Economic Development District (EDD) by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA). This designation allows Tri-County to receive planning grant dollars from EDA and provides every municipality within the three-county region eligibility for EDA's different investment programs:
Public Works and Economic Development
Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA)
Research and National Technical Assistance
Local Technical Assistance
University Center Economic Development, and
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms
Regional Economic Collaborative
Building a vibrant, resilient, and prosperous economy for our region, together. Come join us!
MI Capital Region
View our performance dashboard of data and statistics that indicate our region's economic health, success, and assets.
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
Our 5-year strategy for the region's economic prosperity was completed in 2018. View it here!