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Tri-County Announces Kickoff of Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

Updated: May 23, 2023

Five-Year Strategy Sets Blueprint for Region's Prosperity


May 18, 2023

LANSING, Mich. — The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission (Tri-County) is pleased to announce the kickoff of the 2023-2028 update to the region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The CEDS qualifies communities throughout Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties to receive U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) funding and sets priorities for investing in the region’s businesses, workforce, infrastructure, cultural amenities, and overall quality of life of residents and visitors.

The CEDS provides a vehicle for individuals, economic agencies, nonprofit organizations, local governments, institutions of learning, and private industry to engage in meaningful conversation to determine the community development strategies that will best advance community growth and success throughout the tri-county region.

“As the region’s Economic Development District, we take pride in leading the charge to develop a vision that plays such an important role in our region’s evolution,” said Executive Director Jim Snell. “The CEDS brings together leaders representing our diverse community needs that would otherwise not traditionally have reason to collaborate. Together, we establish shared goals that bolster our collective impact.”

The CEDS process identifies assets, needs, opportunities, and challenges that establish a launching pad for determining shared values and partnerships across municipal boundaries and public, private, and nonprofit sectors. The CEDS also guides Tri-County’s work to support economic and community development, regional vibrancy, and infrastructure coordination in our region. This work is supported by a Partnership Planning Grant from the EDA.

Learn more about the CEDS and how it shapes our region at


CONTACT: Valonda Sesi

Marketing & Community Engagement Manager


The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission is a public planning agency established in 1956, serving Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties in Mid-Michigan. Tri-County makes our region a more prosperous community by planning for a strong economy, reliable transportation, and sustainable infrastructure and natural resources. We connect local organizations and governments to funding, technical assistance, data resources, and opportunities to discuss trends and challenges affecting the Greater Lansing area. Learn more at


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