Small Town & Rural Development COnference

2022 Small Town and Rural Development Conference

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The annual Michigan Small Town & Rural Development Conference will be in person! We look forward to seeing you May 16 – 18, 2022 to learn about housing in rural communities and small towns, addressing broadband connectivity, renewable energy, and more. Check out the draft agenda to see what is planned for attendees!

This conference is geared toward those working in and on behalf of small or rural communities in Michigan and is hosted by the Rural Partners of Michigan.

We hope to see you there!

Please contact Shawn Hunter at if you have any questions.

Pitch Competition Information

Open the flyer to learn about eligibility and sample project areas.

The 2022 Top 10 Communities are: Big Rapids, Coopersville, Durand, Hart, Gaylord, Kochville Township and Tawas City and the townships of Alabaster, Almont and Muir.

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