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Economic Growth & Quality of Life

  • Planning Areas
    Pavement Condition Safety & Operations Non-Motorized (Bicycle & Pedestrian Paths) Traffic Congestion Public Transit Freight (Movement of Goods) Regional Travel Passenger Air Passenger Rail Bus Services Air Quality (Conformity) Performance Measures Short-Range Planning (TIP) Long-Range Planning (MTP)
  • Quick Links & Resources
    Tri-County RPC Transportation Planning Projects Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) Capital Area Regional Transportation Study (CARTS) Michigan Transportation Planning Association Transportation Data & Maps Michigan Traffic Crash Facts Michigan Transportation Asset Management Council (TAMC) Michigan Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration Federal Transit Administration Intelligent Transportation Society of America National Association of Regional Councils Interactive Road Construction Tool

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

  • Planning Program

  • 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!

Housing Assessment

Learn how we're assessing our regional housing trends and working with partners to address our needs!

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

We are updating our 5-year strategy for the region's economic prosperity!

View our current plan now.

Plans & Documents

View plans, projects, tools, technical studies, and operational documents for our economic and land use programming.

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