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CREATIVE 517

A Cultural Economic Development Plan for the Tri-County Area of the Capital Region

The Arts Council of Greater Lansing served as the facilitator of a coalition of

organizations and agencies from across a region encompassing Lansing, MI and

the cities and towns within the three counties around Lansing. Creative 517 (the

region’s area code) builds on extensive efforts in creative economic development

over the past several years through a collaboration of arts, economic development

and municipal leadership agencies. The plan was developed with extensive

stakeholder input from over 130 individuals through individual interviews and

discussion groups. As stated on the Arts Council’s webpage: “The primary goal of

this plan is to articulate an actionable set of strategies to support Tri-County

Region artists, non-profit organizations and institutions, creative workers and

industries for the purpose of fully integrating the creative sector in regional

planning and economic development.” The plan was presented at Lansing’s

Creative Placemaking Summit in early October 2018.

CLIENT

Arts Council of Greater Lansing, Michigan

SCOPE OF WORK

Cultural Economic Development Plan for 

the Tri-County Area of the Capital Region

YEAR COMPLETE

2018

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