Are you a community interested in attracting new investors, businesses and residents? Would you like to grow through a strategic community-driven approach to development? The Redevelopment Ready Communities® (RRC) program is available to communities across the state. It’s a voluntary, no-cost certification program designed to promote effective redevelopment strategies through a set of best practices.
The program measures and then certifies communities that integrate transparency, predictability and efficiency into their daily development practices. The RRC certification is a formal recognition that your community has a vision for the future - and the fundamental practices in place to get there. To see the success RRC communities are experiencing, check out our most recent Annual Report.
To be vibrant and competitive, Michigan communities must be ready for development. This involves planning for new investment and reinvestment, identifying assets and opportunities, and focusing limited resources. Certified Redevelopment Ready Communities® attract and retain businesses, offer superior customer service and have a streamlined development approval process making pertinent information available around-the clock for anyone to view.
The foundation of the program begins with RRC Best Practices (Note: interactive features work best in Internet Explorer). Developed by experts in the public and private sector, these best practices are the standard to achieve certification. They’re also designed to create a predictable and straightforward experience for investors, businesses and residents working within a community. These best practices challenge communities to be flexible while seeking quality development that supports a sense of place. To learn more about RRC best practices, download the Best Practices document and watch the video above.
The Redevelopment Ready Communities® (RRC) program is open to any community in Michigan—at no cost. Those who will benefit most are communities that either already have an area of concentrated development such as a traditional downtown or commercial corridor or are planning for such development.
Communities wishing to focus specifically on the revitalization of their downtown are encouraged to participate in the Michigan Main Street Program. Michigan Main Street exists to help communities develop main street districts that attract both residents and businesses, promote commercial investment and spur economic growth by helping to educate and organize local stakeholders and partner organizations. Communities can leverage the benefits generated through RRC certification by participating in the Main Street Program to support overall community prosperity. Learn more about Michigan Main Street.