Greater Lansing Regional Prosperity Initiative
What is the Regional Prosperity Initiative?
Governor Snyder's Regional Prosperity Initiative (RPI) is a voluntary competitive
grant process established to encourage local private, public, and non-profit partners to create vibrant regional economies. The Regional Prosperity Initiative was signed into law as PA 59 of 2013, which created South Central Prosperity Region 7, our tri-county region of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties. As the State Designated Planning Region and Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Greater Lansing area, Tri-County receives and manages the grant funds from the State RPI.
Together with higher education, economic development, and workforce development partners, the Greater Lansing Regional Prosperity Initiative (GLRPI) was formed to collaborate and pursue a vibrant, prosperous vision for the tri-county region's economy. These partners come together to brainstorm and plan for talent, education, transportation, health and environment, and placemaking initiatives. To date, GLRPI has invested nearly $1 million to advance community development efforts throughout Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties.
Economic Performance Dashboard
Section 822f of 2016 Public Act 268 guides the Regional Prosperity Initiative for the State of Michigan's prosperity regions. One of the requirements of the program includes the management of a performance dashboard of data, detailing the economic progress and status of our region. Snapshots of our region's key indicators are captured throughout the dashboard, titled MI Capital Region, providing stakeholders a foundational map that measures success, opportunities, and assets.
This coordinated measurement tool tracks critical economic, educational, workforce, health, environmental, and social metrics, and empowers communities in our region to pursue strategic change, together. The dashboard will go under construction beginning September 2018. Stay tuned!
How Can You Get Involved?
In partnership with LEAP, Inc., Tri-County convenes monthly meetings, open to the public, to consider and discuss issues leading to a common vision of economic prosperity for the region. Regional stakeholders and community leaders from all sectors are welcome to join in the conversation! Connection and networking are at the forefront, with topic-focused discussion centering on broad regional themes (the economy, regionalism, housing, talent, transportation, education, infrastructure, just to name a few).
Meetings are casual, so please come as you are! Meetings start at 3 p.m. and run until the networking is done (around 5 p.m.).