Economic Development Programs

Washtenaw County CEDS DraftComprehensive Economic Development Strategy

Roadmap to diversify and strengthen the local economy designed by the public, private, education and not-for-profit sectors.  The U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) requires the development of a CEDS in order to apply for EDA’s Investment Programs. 

Brownfield Redevelopment ProgramBrownfield Redevelopment

The Washtenaw County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority provides assistance to individuals, companies, and communities to identify brownfields, arrange financing of brownfield activities and incentives for redevelopment. 

Washtenaw AvenueRe-imagine Washtenaw Avenue

Multi-jurisdictional effort to transform a suburban strip corridor into a center for mixed use development, private investment, efficient transit, and placemaking that improves its function to local and regional users.  A presentation and interactive map provide additional information on the project.

Eastern Leaders ImageEastern Leaders Group

Partnership between Eastern Michigan University, civic, and private sector leaders to meet the immediate and long-term economic and quality of life needs of Eastern Washtenaw County.   

A2 SuccessA2Success

Vision and action plan to ensure sustained economic growth and quality of living in the region developed by more than seventy leaders from all sectors of the community. 


Washtenaw County, Wayne County and seven municipalities have joined together to develop the land surrounding the Detroit Metro and Willow Run Airports as an international hub for cargo, logistics and commerce-related business creating over 60,000 new jobs for the region.

Heritage ToursHeritage Tourism

Distinct, themed driving tours that guide visitors and locals through the County's cities, villages, and rural areas increasing economic revenues and helping preserve our historic resources. 

Historic PreservationPreservation of Historic Resources

Local, state and national resources for preserving the historic buildings, sites, objects, and landscapes of Washtenaw County, including information on local historic districts and tax credits for historic property rehabilitation.

Energy ProgramEnergy

County efforts to improve energy efficiency and support renewable energy generation. 


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