BY ANTHONY RIZZO
The state has received federal funding that will support the creation of an economic development roadmap for the I-69 corridor in Genesee, Lapeer and Shiawassee counties.
The Economic Development Administration’s $70,000 investment will be used to develop a regional recovery strategy and cluster analysis for the corridor.
Janice Karcher is the Vice President of Economic Development at the Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce.
She said the plan will help bring together key players to work on a plan to grow the economy along the corridor and benefit the entire region. “The partnership really benefits from this announcements of funds from the EDA in helping us put together a broader reaching and more robust economic development strategy for the corridor,” Karcher said.
Karcher said the state is contemplating funding for more regional planning all over the state.
She also said this reward for the I-69 corridor is indicative of what could be done in other regions in the near future.