Regional Collaboration

More than 100 volunteers who live and work in the Blue Water Region have invested many hours working diligently to develop the “Where Blue Meets Green” road map defining specific actions to enable the Blue Water Region to compete and prosper in the future. To implement this plan, people, businesses, and organizations from all across St. Clair County are working together for the economic success of this entire region.

Blue Meets Green was formed in 2009-10, as part of a county-wide Economic Development Strategic Plan. Since its inception, the public, private and non-profit sectors have collaborated to stimulate economic growth and prosperity.

The Vision:

Develop the Blue Water Region into a prosperous, sustainable economic environment through the united effort and commitment of the private, public, and non-profit sectors. Goals of the plan will focus on People, Place and Prosperity.

Key Areas of Focus:

Career & College Readiness

Small Business & Entrepreneurs

Downtowns & Neighborhoods


Waterfront Development

Workforce Development

Healthy Communities



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