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The PAL Vision

To attract and retain diverse and talented people, Michigan’s core assets of abundant natural resources, agricultural strength, educational opportunities, and urban potential must inspire the creation of vibrant, welcoming communities.


To implement this vision, PAL grantees and partners continue to develop a number of tools and informational materials to help communities examine their assets, set goals, and build programs to strengthen communities and regions. Here is a list that will continue to grow:

Assets for a Competitive Region (

Brookings Institute (

Center for Michigan (

Center for Land Use Education (

Citizens Research Council (

Michigan Future (

Michigan Land Use Leadership Council (

People and Land

The Funders Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities (