About Blue Meets Green / St. Clair County, Michigan
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.
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.
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
Housing & Neighborhoods
Develop an outstanding business workforce aligned with the business development goals of the Blue Water Region
Support a career and college readiness system and initiatives to develop a pipeline of talent
Promote equitable growth
Promote and enhance quality of life
Grow neighborhoods and downtowns
Leverage our close proximity to metro Detroit in marketing, awareness and PR campaigns
Retain, strengthen, and support existing businesses, including small business
Encourage economic diversity
Foster entrepreneurship and innovation
Promote cultural diversity, inclusion, and sustainable populations