Seven Cities to Receive Economic Development Assistance
Benton Harbor is among seven Michigan cities selected to receive technical assistance with key economic development projects designed to attract and retain residents and employers. Specifically, Benton Harbor will get help engaging the public on designing and activating Dwight Pete Mitchell City Center Park in downtown.
Benton Harbor, along with Boyne City, Lathrup Village, Monroe, Niles, Saginaw, and Traverse City will participate in PlacePlans, the Michigan Municipal League announced today. The seven cities were selected as part of a statewide application process. PlacePlans is a joint effort between the League and Michigan State University to help communities design and plan for transformative placemaking projects. The PlacePlans are done with support from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) and Governor Snyder’s MIplace Partnership.