Michigan Rankings – January 2011 • Unemployment 48th • Real Gross Domestic Product 49th • Real Personal Income Per Capita 40th • Children Living in Poverty 38th • Bachelor’s Degree or Higher 36th • Violent crimes per 100,000 39th
Neighborhoods, cities and regionsare awakening to the importance of― place in economic development.They are planning for a future thatrecognizes the critical importanceof quality of life to attractingtalent, entrepreneurship and encouraging localbusinesses. Competing for success in a globalmarketplace means creating places where workers,entrepreneurs, and businesses want to locate, investand expand.
This work has been described as a ― sense of place,or place-based economic development, or simply ―placemaking. Economic development and communitydevelopment are two sides of the same coin. Acommunity without place amenities will have adifficult time attracting and retaining talented workersand entrepreneurs, or being attractive to business. A Special Message from Governor Rick Snyder: Community Development and Local Government Reforms to the Legislature on March 21, 2011
MI-Place Partnership Initiative• Placemaking Economic Development• Centers-Nodes-Corridors• Michigan Municipalities• Globally Competitive• Talent Retention and Attraction• Cultural Transformation
MI-Place Partnership Initiative• The goal of The MI-Place Partnership Initiative is to create more jobs, raise incomes and thereby restore prosperity in Michigan at least in part, through targeted local and regional placemaking activities.
MI-Place Partnership Initiative• Toolkits• Education/training• Regional and local strategic action plans• State technical assistance - Consultancy• Local project action plans• Measurements of progress and outcomes
Curriculum• Organization Structure• Research - Science• Foundation• Courses• Setting stage for cultural change• Policy change
Modules – Levels 1. People and Place 2. Economics of Place 6 3. Neighborhoods & 4 5 Basi 1 2 3 Connections cInte 4. Form Planning & rme Regulation diatPra e ct ition 5. Public Involvement er throughTea cher Collaborative Design 6. Applied Placemaking
Moving Pieces• Curriculum• Engagement Strategy• Current Education Resources/Trainings• Clearing House• State Field Staff Organization – Consultancy