RRC Certified Community Logo 002City is one of only 16 in Michigan to achieve Redevelopment Ready Communities® certification

Dearborn’s hard work to achieve a prestigious designation that tells developers and businesses that the city is welcoming and prepared to assist them has resulted in a Redevelopment Ready Communities® (RRC) certification.

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) today announced Dearborn is the 16th community to achieve a Redevelopment Ready Communities® (RRC) certification.

RRC is a voluntary, no-cost program that assists local municipalities in establishing a sound foundation for development and investment to occur in their communities.

The MEDC will host a celebration ceremony for the City of Dearborn in recognition of its accomplishments in January.

Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr. said the certification is a reflection of the city’s commitment to promoting investment in Dearborn.

“We’re proud to have earned the designation as a Redevelopment Ready Community,” O’Reilly said. “This certification conveys a clear message that Dearborn has efficient and customer-friendly practices that make it possible for developers and businesses to succeed with their plans to invest in our city.

“Achieving the RRC designation means we underwent an extensive evaluation of our practices, and we strengthened our processes. Now, from the moment we are contacted by an investor, they get the sense that we are here to help,” O’Reilly said. 

MEDC Chief Executive Officer Jeff Mason explained the significance of the designation.

“Communities that receive RRC certification have removed unnecessary hurdles to development while preserving their vision and goals for a successful future,” said MEDC Chief Executive Officer Jeff Mason.

“We congratulate Dearborn for being the 16th community in Michigan to achieve this certification and look forward to working collaboratively with Dearborn to create a vibrant community where business and talent want to be.”

RRC Program participants receive a comprehensive assessment measuring their community and economic development practices to the RRC best practice standards.

The program evaluates and then certifies communities that integrate transparency, predictability, and efficiency into their daily development practices. Certification signals that a community has removed development barriers and streamlined processes to be more competitive in today’s economy.

For more information on the Redevelopment Ready Communities Program, visit here:   https://www.miplace.org/communities/rrc