Redevelopment Ready Sites
Location. Location. Location.
Redevelopment Ready Sites are located within Certified Redevelopment Ready Communities, a program designed to prepare communities to offer a transparent, predictable, and efficient development experience. Sites have been hand-picked by these communities as priority redevelopment opportunities.
Use the interactive map to the left to find Redevelopment Ready Sites by region.
Why Invest in Redevelopment Ready Communities?
When it comes to investing in a community, we know a streamlined process can make all the difference. That’s why MEDC created the Redevelopment Ready Communities® program, which assists developers interested in community development and property development opportunities in Michigan.Learn more
Redevelopment Ready Sites: Region 1 - Upper Peninsula
Located in the western upper peninsula, Bessemer is a outdoor paradise with access to year round recreation and a vibrant art community. The city's up-and-coming downtown offers bountiful opportunities for commercial and residential investment which is essential the city's longterm goals.
Region 2 - Northwest
Located in Charlevoix County, Boyne City is a scenic lakefront community that strives to meet the needs of residents, businesses and visitors through a vibrant and thriving downtown, protected shoreline, mix of uses and services to support new and existing businesses.
Nestled on the shores of Little Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan, Petoskey features eight miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, including the Bay Harbor development site. Residents and tourists enjoy over 170 unique shops and fine restaurants in the famous Gaslight Shopping District.
Region 3 - Northeast
Incorporated in 1871, the City of Alpena overlooks Lake Huron's picturesque Thunder Bay. The wood, cement, and heavy machinery industries of Alpena stemmed from a long industrial heritage that started with logging of the 1800s. Besides these industries, Alpena offers to the public an abundance of businesses along with a community college and a regional medical center.
Region 4 - West Michigan
Serving as the county seat of Allegan County, the city of Allegan offers an unbeatable combination of small-town atmosphere and community-minded approach. Strategically located on the Kalamazoo River, the riverfront boardwalk, historic downtown and homes and friendly citizens give Allegan its ambiance.
Grand Haven is the third community to be both RRC certified and a master level Michigan Main Street Community. Offering several dining options, arts, entertainment, history , sandy shorelines, a musical fountain, a marina, and pier lighthouses, Grand haven has a piece of adventure for all ages.
Grand Rapids is located in west central Michigan, roughly 30 miles east of Lake Michigan. Grand Rapids is home to 15 colleges and affiliate colleges, Beer City USA, a wealthy array of preforming arts, and home to the regionally known ArtPrize festival.
The City of Hudsonville is in the process of implementing the Imagine Hudsonville 2030 master plan, for which it was awarded the Daniel H. Burnham Award for planning excellence. This plan calls for Hudsonville to become a more livable, vibrant, walkable, and distinctive city and identifies core components needed to bring that vision to life.
Located in Barry County, the village of Middleville is a small, quaint community that offers affordable, quality living nestled between the urban centers of southwest Michigan. The area is home to the Thornapple River, Yankee Springs Recreational Area, Thornapple State Game Area and Paul Henry Trail.
Serving as the county seat of Muskegon County, the city of Muskegon offers two local colleges that provide a large presence of young adults in the up-and-coming central business district. The Muskegon area offers activities for all seasons, amazing parks the Lake Michigan coastline, and more.
Region 5 - East Central
To keep economic development moving forward, Mount Pleasant takes a no compromises proactive approach to investing in infrastructure and other needs to facilitate investment. 'Meet here' in Mt. Pleasant and learn why it is the perfect location for your next project.
Saginaw is the largest city in the Great Lakes Bay Region, home to more than 50,000 residents. Sitting at a crossroads between ‘up north’ and industrial areas such as Flint and Detroit, Saginaw focuses on making community connections to promote economic development, build new markets for Michigan farmers, and serving as a healthcare hub for much of lower Michigan.
Region 6 - East Michigan
Located just 20 minutes from downtown Lansing, Laingsburg offers quick access to a major employment center with the laid-back atmosphere of a close-knit small town. The city's motto - "Discover, Enjoy, Celebrate" - embodies the city's penchant for family-friendly community events.
Region 7 - South Central
Meridian Charter Township
Meridian Township has nestled within its borders two healthy and active communities; Haslett and Okemos. Meridian Township is a a welcoming community that celebrates quality education, recreation and lifestyles. Its mission is to provide a safe and welcoming, sustainable, prime community.
Michigan’s capital city blends numerous lifestyle options with a strong economy based on government, education, insurance, healthcare and automobile manufacturing. The city’s ubiquitous high-speed internet service and educated population have created a burgeoning intellectual environment setting the stage for growth in the technology sector.
Region 8 - Southwest
Battle Creek is known around the world as the birthplace of the cereal industry, and today continues this legacy of innovation and progress. Respect for local history combined with modern forward thinking has resulted in a community that offers a thriving local and international business community.
A wide variety of industries and businesses call Kalamazoo home, including major players in the pharmaceutical, medical science, and craft beer industries. The city also offers an assortment of cultural attractions that one might only expect to find in larger metropolitan areas including music, visual art, dance, and theatre.
Serving as the county seat for Calhoun County, the city of Marshall sits prominently positioned to welcome businesses and travelers along both I-69 and I-94 between Detroit and Chicago. The city boasts a rich mercantile history dating back to 1830 when fur trading was its main economic driver.
Region 9 - Southeast
Hillsdale is located amongst the beautiful rolling hills of Southcentral Michigan. The city has strong core values revolving around family, tradition and opportunity.
As the County Seat, the City of Howell is centrally located within Livingston County. In Howell you can stroll amid historic buildings that offer both character and welcoming charm and experience a unique mix of independent dining, entertainment, and "shoppertunity" options you simply won't find anywhere else.
Jackson features excellent regional transportation as it is served by Interstate-94 and US-127; it has passenger rail service to both Chicago and Detroit; and is served by the Jackson County Airport. Jackson’s economy is supported in part by three major corporations. Jackson is home to Allegiance Health, the Eaton Corporation and it is the world headquarters of CME (Consumers) Energy.
Among the rolling hills of Lenawee County, you’ll find the historic city of Tecumseh. Tecumseh is a mid-sized city of 8,700 residents and 275 businesses. The city’s excellent school district, extensive parks system and vibrant downtown district are just a few community assets that make Tecumseh a great place to be.
Region 10 - Detroit Metro
Dearborn is the world headquarters of the Ford Motor Company, the University of Michigan-Dearborn and the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. With a focus on building on its knowledge economy and advancing the quality of life for its current and future residents, Dearborn is a great place to be.
Eastpointe is a residential community with ample shopping areas, businesses, professional services, green spaces and public transportation options. Conveniently located along I-94 and just a mile away from 696, Eastpointe is close to many local destinations and just a short drive to downtown Detroit.
Located in southeast Oakland County, the city of Ferndale is home to just under 20,000 residents many of whom are young professionals drawn to the area for its vibrant downtown, exciting nightlife, pedestrian-friendliness, and affordable cost of living.
A diverse, affordable and culturally-rich community in southeast Oakland County, Oak Park is an excellent opportunity for investors. The city's current master plan seeks to attract additional investment along its major corridors, including restaurants, breweries and mixed-use development.
As the “center of it all,” Southfield is home to over 10,000 businesses including over 100 Fortune 500 companies. In addition to endless networking opportunities and proximity to downtown Detroit and a major airport, the city also boasts an impressive 98 percentage access rate to high-speed internet – an essential piece of infrastructure for any businesses.