Regional Prosperity Initiative

rpi mapThe West Michigan Prosperity Alliance (WMPA) was created in 2013 as part of Governor Snyder’s Regional Prosperity Initiative.  The governor identified 10 prosperity regions across the state, the WMPA is also known as Region 4.  The purpose of the initiative is to increase communication and collaboration as well as better coordinate and integrate investments around economic development, workforce development, and infrastructure.  The 31 member WMPA includes representatives from a variety of sectors including regional transportation and planning, economic development, higher education, community development, adult education, workforce development, private business, and philanthropic.  This alliance has been working towards the goal of improving the economic prosperity in the 13-county West Michigan Region.  One priority of the WMPA has been to support and promote regional projects that help reach that goal and meet the following criteria:

  •  Long-term impact & sustainability
  • Regional Impact – proportion of the region potentially impacted by the project
  • Provide employment opportunities to people with a variety of skill levels in a variety of employment sectors
  • Recognizes the Region’s strengths and challenges
  • Promotes and supports public and private partnerships

 

Projects

West Michigan Regional Dashboard

Click on this text to leave the WMSRDC website and go directly to the West Michigan Regional Dashboard website.

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Muskegon Port Regional Logistics Hub

WMSRDC with assistance from local leaders is embarking on the development of an Infrastructure and Organizational Analysis for the Port of Muskegon Regional Logistics Hub.

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Connect Michigan

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West Michigan Regional Watershed Collaborative

The West Michigan Regional Watershed Collaborative includes representatives from 14 West Michigan watershed organizations within a 13 county region.

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