Schmidt congratulates city of Petoskey on ‘Redevelopment Ready’ certification

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Wayne Schmidt joined council members from the city of Petoskey as they accepted their official certification from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Redevelopment Ready Communities program during Monday’s meeting.

The certification means the city meets best practices for transparency, predictability and efficiency for new economic development projects in the area. Redevelopment Ready Communities is a certification program that supports community revitalization projects and focuses on the attraction and retention of businesses, entrepreneurs and talent throughout Michigan.

“The community has worked hard to achieve this certification,” said Schmidt, R-Traverse City. “They have removed barriers to new developments and worked to streamline processes to be more competitive and attractive to potential investors. This certification was a major first step in bringing big things to the area.”

For more information on the Redevelopment Ready Communities program, click here.