Statewide coalition offers bold and comprehensive vision to invest American Rescue Plan funding to build Michigan’s future
Herasanna Richards, Legislative Associate, Michigan Municipal League
Jamie Fleming, Past Chair, Board of Trustees, American Water Works Association of Michigan
Steve Currie, Executive Director, Michigan Association of Counties
Dawn Crandall, Executive Vice President of Government Relations, Michigan Home Builders Association
Jared Fleisher, Vice President of Government Affairs and Economic Development for Rock Central
Mike Larson, President and CEO, United Way Association of Michigan
The Coalition for a Strong and Prosperous Michigan will hold a virtual press conference to release a bold and comprehensive vision to leverages Michigan’s nearly $6 billion in available American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding. The plan is called “From Rescue to Prosperity: A Roadmap to Michigan’s Future” and focuses the state’s ARP resources in a coordinated fashion across five key areas:
Infrastructure: Resilient and Sustainable Water Systems and High-Speed Broadband Access
Fiscal Health: Smart Investments that Provide Stability for State and Local Government
Thriving Communities: Attainable Housing and Community Development
Strong Economy: Economic Development, Business Assistance, Skilled Workforce, and Talent
Public Health and Safety: Healthy and Safe People, Families, and Communities
The American Rescue Plan provides an opportunity to advance a bold vision to build Michigan’s future and strategically invest in our residents, entrepreneurs, businesses and communities. Working together, Michigan can be a magnet for talent, revive and strengthen the economy now and into the future and support thriving communities that can be enjoyed by all. We can take a positive step to resting our current trajectory and map out a new path that is supported with the tools and resources necessary to achieve shared prosperity.
The Coalition for a Strong and Prosperous Michigan represents 40 organizations and individuals from every corner of Michigan who came together to develop a bold vision to invest in Michigan’s future.