Tri-County Awarded $400,000 in EDA CARES Act Funding
This funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration will be utilized to support regional economic recovery efforts, evaluate the economic impacts of the coronavirus in the region, and develop strategies to effectively respond to the pandemic.
Initial Draft of Our 25-Year Regional Transportation Vision Available Nov. 10th
All are invited to provide feedback on the initial draft of the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan, a long-range vision for improvements to our region's transportation system. We're kicking off the two-week comment period with a virtual public meeting on November 10th. Submit your comments by November 24th!
Request for Proposals Issued in Response to Pandemic
Tri-County is seeking a firm to collect and analyze extensive data to better understand the social, economic, and interrelated impacts of the coronavirus on the region. We are requesting proposals to develop a comprehensive economic impact analysis that will inform the creation of regional resiliency strategies.
Updated Wellhead Protection Viewer Now Live!
Calling all planners, municipalities, and even the public! The new and improved Wellhead Protection Viewer is here with the data you need to make informed decisions to protect our drinking water at its source. Check out the Viewer's latest update, which includes data for our entire region!
Flooding in the Region: Our History & What You Can Do
Flooding may be an inevitable part of our water cycle, but understanding it is the first step toward protecting our natural and built environments. Knowing our region's history can help us plan for major flooding events and respond when they happen. Check out our new blog post to learn more!
Fiscal Year 2021 Agency-Wide Work Program & Budget Adopted
Learn more about Tri-County's transportation, community development, and environmental programs and our activities planned for the upcoming year! Our programming is made possible by federal, state, and local funding totaling over $2 million.
In our last newsletter, you learned about the vision for our region's long-range transportation plan, Moving Mid-Michigan. Now understand how we use data, set goals and priorities, and plan for funding to improve our mobility and infrastructure for the next 25 years!

Check out this video to learn more about the many steps involved in creating the Plan and consider joining us for an upcoming public meeting to share your comments on the initial draft 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan.
Tri-County works with local communities and the state to plan and implement transportation projects throughout the region. Visit our website to learn more about improvements planned for the Greater Lansing area.
As the construction season comes to a close in Michigan, several projects are nearing completion or have been completed! Here are some of the latest updates on major projects for the area:
The I-496 Pave the Way Project is set to be completed over the next few weeks! Paving on westbound lanes is nearly finished with ramps to be closed nightly for construction through November 6th.

Keep up to date with the latest project updates here.
The Coleman Road Extension is now complete and open to the public!

We joined partners from across the region to celebrate this great example of collaboration between local governments, policy makers, and community organizations with the ultimate goal of better connecting our region.

Check out our Facebook post for more details.

  • As a reminder, CATA made significant changes to their service routes this fall to align with the changes on MSU's campus. You can read the full list of route enhancements and reductions here.
Follow us on social media for updates on upcoming transportation projects, meetings, and public comment opportunities!
The long-awaited Capital City Market opened in Downtown Lansing on October 14th. The small-format Meijer store features locally grown and made products and is located on the ground floor of the Gillespie Group's BLOCK600 development. Read more about the $40 million project in the Lansing State Journal.
The former Lansing City Market building will be leased to a Detroit-based development firm with plans to transform the space into the Lansing Shuffleboard & Social Club. This comes as part of the city's effort to capitalize on the increased activation of the riverfront area by Rotary Park. Learn more from the State News.
The Sparrow Health System announced their plans for a three-story, 100,000-square-foot outpatient surgery center and medical office facility, an investment estimated at $30 million. The new expansion will be located on the corner of Michigan and Pennsylvania avenues, and will offer local patients with one-stop access for their healthcare needs.
General Motors has announced plans to invest $100 million into the Lansing-Delta Township Assembly plant to manufacture the next generation of the Acadia. The return of the Acadia to Lansing-Delta assembly brings added confidence for future investments and employment opportunities in the area. Read the full announcement here.
  • November 3rd: Election Day | Where to Vote
  • November 4th: IEDC Racism in Economic Development Series | Learn More
  • November 5th: Water School for Elected & Appointed Officials | Learn More
  • November 10th: Draft 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Virtual Public Meeting | Learn More
  • November 12th: 2020 New Commissioner School | Learn More
  • November 13th: MEDA Fall Economic Development Toolbox | Learn More
  • November 10-24th: Public Comment Period for the Draft 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan
  • November 18th: Drinking Water Asset Management Grant Webinar | Learn More
  • November 18th: SBDC Protect Your Business COVID Plan Webinar | Learn More
  • November 19th: Fiscally Ready Communities Webinar | Learn More
  • November 19-20th: Annual Economic Outlook Conference | Learn More
  • November 19th: Tri-County Board of Commissioners Meeting | Learn More
  • November 23rd: Lansing 5:01 Capital Comeback | Learn More
  • December 7th: Groundwater & Public Health Symposium | Learn More
Don't Miss Out on Virtual Events!
Many webinars and conference presentations have been made available as virtual recordings in light of the pandemic. Check out past events below and contact our staff if you need assistance accessing a particular session.

Looking to Understand Changes to the Open Meetings Act ?
The Michigan Municipal League has compiled resources and useful information for municipalities and public bodies looking for clarity in light of the recent amendments to the Open Meetings Act. Visit their website to browse past and future webinars, sample meeting notices, and more!
Check Out Our Careers Page!
We are seeking dynamic, innovative, and driven individuals to join our team! Visit our website for more information about our new internship program - now considering applicants for spring and beyond - or to apply for our full-time planning positions.

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