A strong economy
To create good jobs and nurture a recovering economy, we must make smart investments that leverage our region's strengths.
We must plan and develop our communities in cost-effective ways, building on local assets, to serve an increasingly diverse population.
Quality housing and transportation
Where we live and how we get around are fundamental questions, in life and work. We must maintain and invest in our region's housing stock and transportation options to meet current and future demands.
Well-managed natural assets
Our region is brimming with valuable natural assets, most notably Lake Michigan. To maintain our region's economic advantage, we must manage all potential water supplies—from the Lake to stormwater—to support both current and future uses.