The City of Grand Blanc adopted the Economic Development Strategy created by CIB Planning on March 13, 2019.

The plan is a road map to improve economic vitality through education, infrastructure, regional collaboration, industry, and destination strategies. For example, a collaborative partnership objective includes steps to enter discussions with Grand Blanc Township about the possibility of expanding the city footprint to accommodate new growth opportunities. A destination action item is to continue efforts to make Grand Blanc a destination city with a high quality of life by becoming a Certified Welcoming Community through Welcoming America.

CIB Planning continues to assist Grand Blanc throughout the plan’s implementation. To date, the project included leading and facilitating steering committee meetings with SWOT analysis sessions, stakeholder engagement activities, presentations to the planning committee, market research, demographic analysis, and project management.