Rural Partners (RPM)

The Rural Partners of Michigan (RPM) takes part in growing conversations around the state regarding rural community and economic development. RPM members are excited to serve as a resource and partner in the work to make rural Michigan a great place to live, work, and play. We do this by:

  • Advocating for policy and projects that impact rural Michigan
  • Promoting economic development through micro grants and community assessments
  • Keeping RPM members informed about rural news and opportunities
  • Hosting an annual conference (the Michigan Small Town and Rural Development Conference) that brings together rural stakeholders from all over the state to engage, learn, and plan for the future of Michigan’s rural communities

Representatives from each organization have developed a shared mission and vision:

Our Mission: Rural Partners of Michigan connects and educates community leaders, provides expertise, and advocates for policy and projects to impact rural Michigan.

Our Vision: Rural Partners of Michigan is a bridge between leaders and communities to revitalize and enhance rural Michigan.