MISSION, VISION, AND STRATEGIC PLAN
Mission: We grow the economy with services designed to retain, expand and attract businesses in Clare and Isabella Counties.
Vision: We are the primary economic development driver for businesses, communities and industrial partners in Middle Michigan.
Business Retention and Growth:
∙ Conduct regular retention calls on area businesses with municipalities and other partners.
∙ Represent companies seeking state incentives to the MEDC and other departments.
∙ Connect businesses with suppliers and customers through Pure Michigan Business Connect.
∙ Facilitate workforce training and export growth for businesses in Middle Michigan.
∙ Target businesses for attraction and respond quickly to new leads and site selector inquiries.
∙ Assist incoming businesses with state incentives and municipal approval processes.
∙ Update site selectors and area businesses through MMDC website and social media.
∙ Coordinate with economic development partners for a regional attraction strategy.
∙ Publish available properties on the MMDC and Great Lakes Bay Region websites.
∙ Work with developers, land owners and real estate brokers to promote redevelopment.
∙ Assist developers with real estate tax credits and other incentives.
∙ Assist municipalities with brownfield redevelopment and other development stages.