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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

U.S. Rep. Lawrence Announces $75,000 Federal Investment for the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments

May 14, 2020
Press Release

Detroit, MI – Today, Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA), under the U.S. Department of Commerce, is providing a Partnership Planning Investment Award of $75,000 to the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG). This Investment Award will support the development and implementation of a comprehensive economic development strategy for the region served by SEMCOG, which includes the counties of Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties. The total project will cost $150,000 and is designed to unite the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development plan to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.

“This investment by the Economic Development Administration will help fuel Southeast Michigan’s continued growth,” said Rep. Lawrence. “. Now more than ever, we need to plan for our future and make meaningful investments in strengthening our regional economies as technological advancements and an ever-changing workforce influence how business operates. As a former mayor of Southfield, I understand the importance of working together at the local level, and I look forward to continuing to work with SEMCOG to do just that.



  • The Economic Development Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is providing $75,000 to the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments;
  • The total cost of the project is $150,000;
  • The project will bring together public and private sectors to create an economic development plan.