The Plan

Prosperity is defined as thriving; flourishing. The I-69 Thumb Region is collaborating with public, private and nonprofit partners on a plan that will foster economic growth and prosperity throughout the region.  ACCELERATE: A PLAN FOR REGIONAL PROSPERITY is one plan for seven counties that is designed to create a roadmap for growth that will achieve the greatest impact for businesses and residents.

The plan is funded by grants from the State of Michigan and the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). Through focusing on education, transportation, workforce development and economic development the plan serves as a blueprint for prosperity. Click the logo below to view the plan:


Steering Committee

List of Committee Members (Click to View)

I-69 Thumb Region Steering Committee Meetings are held 10:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of every other month at the Lapeer County Health Department, 1800 Imlay City Road, Lapeer, Michigan:

2018 Meeting Dates:  February 14, March 8, April 11, June 13, August 8, October 10, December 12

Meetings are open to the public

Summary of I-69 Thumb Region Steering Committee Meetings


Partners and Partnerships

ACCELERATE: A PLAN FOR REGIONAL PROSPERITY builds upon strong alliances, regional projects, and a unique infrastructure. One of the most notable assets of our region is the willingness of partners across the region to collaborate. The plan is a collaborative project of the I-69 Thumb Region.

Representatives from workforce development, adult and higher education, transportation, and economic development are actively involved in creating and driving the ACCELERATE PLAN.