West Michigan Regional Planning Commission
Serving Michigan's Region 8
Allegan, Ionia, Kent, Mecosta,
Montcalm, Osceola, and Ottawa Counties
Review Period for the
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
The West Michigan Regional Planning Commission (WMRPC) is taking public comments
on the 2017 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). Copies of
the CEDS are available for review at the offices of the WMRPC. Comments
can be submitted via the US Postal service to: WMRPC, 1345 Monroe Avenue NW,
Suite 225, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505 or through e-mail to
Contact Dave Bee, Director of the WMRPC, with any questions at (616) 774-8400.
Comments will be accepted until October 15, 2017.
WMRPC Mission Statement
To assist planning efforts in community and
provide a regional
forum for sharing information and ideas,
and promote cooperative solutions to regional
About the West Michigan Regional Planning Commission
The WMRPC, also known as Region 8, is one of
Michigan’s 14 regional planning organizations. The WMRPC was organized in
1973 under Michigan’s Regional Planning Act (P.A. 281 of 1945, as amended).
The WMRPC serves communities in Allegan, Ionia, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm,
Osceola, and Ottawa Counties.
The primary focus areas of the WMRPC include
Transportation Planning, Economic and Community Development, Land Use
Planning, Data Compilation/Analysis, and promoting cooperation among
The WMRPC is available to assist communities with their planning and
community development requirements. Available resources include U.S. Census
and other demographic information, mapping capabilities, facilitation
skills, plan preparation (land use, master, recreation, etc.), identifying
funding resources, planning literature, and many other resources specific to
Region 8’s communities.