EMCOG Retains TIP Strategies for Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Project

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

The East Michigan Council of Governments (EMCOG) a region consisting of 14 counties in east central Michigan has  chosen  Austin-and  Seattle-based  TIP  Strategies  to guide  the  update  to  the  region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).

"We are very excited to assist EMCOG with this important work," said TIP Strategies Senior Partner Jeff Marcell, "we look  forward to working closely with EMCOG in designing a blueprint that will ensure the region is positioned for a bright economic future."

The first phase of the project will kick off in January, 2020. The TIP consulting team will conduct multiple stakeholder interviews and roundtables to understand the community’s economic priorities and successes since the development of the existing 2016-2020 CEDS. That information will be combined with the latest statistical data available to inform the  proposed strategies. The resulting strategy will identify regional goals and the strategies for implementation over the next five  years, and will be in accordance with EMCOG’s 2019-2022 USDOC/EDA Partnership Planning grant and CEDS requirements. Although  the action plan is designed for five years, the anticipated outcomes will extend well beyond the timeline and improve the region’s long term competitiveness.

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