A particular economic development agency in the Lansing, Michigan region is going to launch a campaign to redevelop manufacturing sites that are owned by the company General Motors.
The development agency created a particular task force which is called the “Automotive Industry & Property Task force”. The development initiative is a component of the restructuring process of the LEAP plan. The development organization will also be utilizing various work groups that will focus on a variety of economic development projects. The main goal of the development task force will be to ultimately locate car manufacturing sites that need to be redeveloped in the region of Lansing. The most prominent manufacturing sites are owned by General Motors.
Some other pieces of land that are looking to be redeveloped are located near Verlinden Avenue & West Saginaw Highway which is owned by the particular trust of RACER.
There are also many goals of the assigned task force for redevelopment such as:
- Bringing together labor and management
- Bringing together the private sector and the public sector
- Bringing together all possible stakeholders so everybody knows what is going on in regards to the development of the land
The CEO of LEAP whose name is Bob Trezise elaborates on how the redevelopment project is an important opportunity that only comes once out of a period of 50 years. Bob Trezise also states that the property is considered to be one unit but is ultimately split due to the municipal border.
Some members of the taskforce include:
- Autoworkers Union
- Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce
- RACER Trust
- Michigan Economic Development Corporation
- Department of Environmental Quality
Bob Trezise finally proclaims that the redevelopment effort needs to be seamless so everybody can be affected in a positive manner. Overall, the redevelopment of the manufacturing sites should serve as a boost to Lansing, Michigan.