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Our mission is to promote and foster regional development in West Michigan through cooperation amongst local governments...

The West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission is a federal and state designated regional planning and development agency serving 120 local governments in Lake, Mason, Muskegon, Newaygo, and Oceana Counties.

WMSRDC is also responsible for the management and administration of the homeland security program for the counties of Clare, Ionia, Isabella, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, and Ottawa.

WMSRDC is also the planning agency for the metropolitan transportation planning (MPO) program for Muskegon and Northern Ottawa Counties.


Hot Topics at WMSRDC
  • WMSRDC is teaming with the MIplace Partnership Initiative and others to offer a PLACEMAKING STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP: From Planning to Action! for Muskegon County. Click here for details.

  • The 2015 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Plan and Summary are now available. The six-page summary provides a synopsis of the CEDS document including an explanation of the CEDS process, brief regional profile, a list of the 2014 CEDS projects, and recent economic investments in the region.

  • Please find a Request for Qualifications/Proposals for an Ecological Restoration Consultant for the Muskegon Lake/Bear Lake Non-Native Invasive Plant Education and Control Program. More information can be found at: ftp.co.muskegon.mi.us

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  • The Muskegon and Northern Ottawa County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), which is responsible for transportation planning in the area, has updated its Public Participation Plan in Transportation Decision Making.  This plan identifies the steps the MPO will take to involve the community in the transportation planning process.


What's New
  • The February/March 2015 WMSRDC Newsletter is Now Available Here and in Hard Copy. Check out these stories:
    • West Michigan Regional Prosperity Alliance Receives Funding
    • Spotlight on Economic Development Grant Applications
    • Invasive Plant Removal & Early Detection
    • Green Infrastructure & Water Quality
    • EDA Representative Visits Region
    • WMSRDC Staff Participates in Governor's Economic & Education Summits
    • Steady Progress on the Long Range Transportation Plan is Being Made by the MPO
    • WMSRDC Participating in Rural Task Force Oversight Board
    • Department of Homeland Security to Begin Project Level Monitoring
    • WMSRDC Works with Local Communities on Recreation and Master Plans


  • Check out the 2014 WMSRDC Annual Report . Read about:
    • Regional Economic Development Strategies
    • Improving Transportation Infrastructure
    • Homeland Security Grants
    • Lake Michigan Water Trail
    • Hazard Mitigation
    • Regional Forums
    • Environmental Restoration
    • Port of Muskegon Activities
    • And much more!



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