The Blue Meets Green initiative started in 2009 as part of a county-wide Economic Development Strategic Plan. Its vision is to develop the Blue Water Region into a prosperous, sustainable economic environment through the commitment of the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. More than 100 volunteers have worked to define the group’s focus and create action plans for the economic success of the region.
Dozens of projects have been completed over the last 10 years, including the development of the Blue Water Convention Center. Current projects are the Country Style Market coming to 310 Huron Avenue in Downtown Port Huron, the clean-up of the DTE site in Marysville, and the expansion of bike trails in the county.
As the group moves into Phase VI of its work, they are taking submissions from community stakeholders that have current or future plans for projects that could result in regional economic development, placemaking, education, or population growth. Proposals are being accepted by the Metropolitan Planning Commission until November 30th.
Submitted projects will be reviewed, presented, and voted on in March of 2021.
To learn more about Blue Meets Green, visit their website <HERE>.
Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand