Thursday, October 13, 2022

City is now officially named as ‘Redevelopment Ready’

Romulus city officials celebrate the achievement of the designation
as a Redevelopment Ready Community by the
Michigan Educational Development Corporation.
Romulus officials celebrated a milestone achievement recently when the city was certified as a Redevelopment Ready Community by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).

Mayor Robert McCraight noted that city representatives have worked closely with MEDC for several years to create a vision for the future and make sure the fundamental practices are in place to achieve the certification.

"We're dedicated to creating a thriving and vibrant Romulus for today and tomorrow," he said.

The certification program is designed to promote effective redevelopment strategies through a set of best practices, according to the MEDC website. The program measures and then certifies communities that integrate transparency, predictability and efficiency into daily development practices. The certification is a formal recognition that the community has a vision for the future - and the fundamental practices in place to get there.

To be vibrant and competitive, Michigan communities must be ready for development, according to the MEDC, including planning for new investment and reinvestment, identifying assets and opportunities, and focusing limited resources. Certified Redevelopment Ready Communities® attract and retain businesses, offer superior customer service and have a streamlined development approval process making pertinent information available around-the-clock for anyone to view.