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UPCDC RESTRUCTURING
Monday, June 17, 2013
Landmark Inn, 12 p.m.
CURRENT STRUCTURE
UPCDC
Tier 1
UPCDC
Tier 2
UPCDC
Tier 3
UPCDC TIER 1
 Local
Partners in Economic Development as
originally provided by the MEDC
 Meets
monthly
UPCDC TIER 2
 Tier
1 + State Department officials (MDOT,
MDARD, MDNR, Governor’s Office, etc)
 Meets
on a bimonthly basis
UPCDC TIER 3
 Tier
1 + Tier 2 + any other Region 1 stakeholders
in economic development
 Tier
3 is open to any economic development
stakeholder, we rely on Tier 1 to give us names
of individuals they believe should be included in
those emails and quarterly meetings.
 Meets
on a quarterly basis
SALESFORCE
 Statewide
data sharing network implemented to support
collaboration between local and regional economic
development agencies.
 Allows
valuable information on local businesses to be
stored in an organized central location
 In
“the cloud”; can be accessed from anywhere
 User-friendly
LOCATION ONE (LOIS)
 Real-time,
on-line economic development site
selection database
 Allows
local Economic Developers and real
estate companies to work together
 Provides
one place for businesses to look for
new property to expand
ECONOMIC GARDENING
 State
program that helps support local small
business.
 Research
team identifies specific growth issues
and then devotes 36 hours to each company
to provide action oriented information.
PROJECT SUPPORT
 Letter
 Next
of support for multiple projects:
Michigan Development District
 Governor’s
 Michigan
Cup Nominations
Manufacturer of the Year
PROGRAM
TRAINING/PRESENTATIONS
 Pure
Michigan Talent Connect
 Salesforce
 Placemaking
 MEDC
– Regional Attraction
 MEDC
– Community Development
 Brownfield
Redevelopment
PROGRAM TRAINING/PRESENTATIONS
CONTINUED
 MEDC
- Economic Gardening
 MEDC
– STEP
 Site
Selection Training w/ Southwest Michigan
FIRST
 Microenterprise
Network and CEDAM w/
Northern Initiatives
 Global
Michigan Initiative
CONCERNS
 Tier
Structure
 Engagement
 Travel/Meeting
time
RECOMMENDATIONS

Remove tiered system, everyone who is involved in Economic
Development is called the UPCDC

Local partners (former Tier 1) to meet prior to UPCDC first month of
quarter

No meeting second month

UPCDC (former 1,2 and 3 tiers) meet following the UPEDA meeting in
the third month of the quarter

Regional team players would be asked to attend first meeting of the
month
COMMENTS/SUGGESTIONS

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