Flint & Genesee County, MI
Economic Vitality Plan

The City of Flint, Genesee County and the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce have partnered with Planning NEXT to facilitate an inclusive process to create a county-wide vision for economic vitality. This planning effort, Forward Together, will establish a common economic vision that will drive Genesee County communities forward and will focus on promoting systematic and long-term change in such a way that existing institutions (government, civic groups, non-profits, etc.) can be more responsive to the community’s needs and aspirations.

Moving Forward Together

Forward Together—an ambitious process to establish a shared vision for Flint and Genesee County’s future—February 19, 2019 with the first convening of the 24-member Steering Committee. The Steering Committee will guide the process and is made up of individuals representing a diverse set of professions, businesses and organizations from across the County. During its first session, the Steering Committee committed to an open process and will invite the public to contribute their ideas and feedback. The Committee emphasized the need for the county-wide vision to represent the voice of the full community. To ensure these voices are heard, two public engagement sessions will be facilitated during the process. The input will serve as the foundation for the community’s vision statement, contribute to the plan’s goals, inspire actions, and set the course for implementation. The plan is set to be completed in the third quarter of 2019.


Project Type: Vision and Strategic Plan
Community Type: County
Client: City of FlintGenesee County and Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce
Services: public engagement, online engagement, plan development