As directed by the 2012 Owosso Master Plan, the City of Owosso and its partners are committed to community development on a regional scale. To this end, the city contributes to the Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership each year to promote industrial and business retention and expansion.
The city is also engaged with other community institutions, such as the Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Shiawassee Convention and Visitors Bureau, Memorial Healthcare, Baker College, the Michigan Steam Railroading Institute, the Owosso Community Players, and the Shiawassee Arts Council. These partners are paramount to achieving Owosso’s ‘place making’ driven effort to achieving economic development through workforce attraction and quality of life.
By focusing on a vibrant downtown, redeveloping brownfields, enhancing tourist attractions, and improving recreation the city intends to build a strong core of residents, businesses, and destination attractions that support a balanced economy. To do so, the city is heavily engaged in strategic planning and the provisions of incentives.
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Brownfield Redevelopment Authority
Westown Corridor Improvement Authority
Downtown Historic District Commission
Downtown Development Authority
Parks and Recreation