Buena Vista Charter Township has been awarded the Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) certification for its efforts in establishing a solid foundation to attract private investment and further build on municipality assets.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) says the township received a comprehensive assessment that measured current community and economic development practices compared to RRC best practice standards. The toolkit evaluates and certifies communities that integrate transparency, predictability, and efficiency into economic development practices. Certification status is a compelling indicator that a community has removed development barriers and streamlined processes to be more competitive and attractive to investors.
As a certified community, Buena Vista will have access to new tools to implement its community development goals as well as ongoing support and technical assistance from the Redevelopment Ready Communities team. Annual check-ins and updates will help ensure the Township continues implementing the best practices over time. Certification is active for five years before needing to be renewed.