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Increasing Jobs and Prosperity in Southeast Michigan was originally adopted in 2010. This update helps ensure we have a dynamic economic development strategy that is evolving to reflect the region’s current and future needs, which is important as we continue positioning ourselves to be successful in a globally competitive environment. Increasing Jobs and Prosperity in Southeast Michigan addresses our challenges and takes advantage of opportunities by focusing on our strengths and how we can distinguish Southeast Michigan from the competition through a cohesive, action-oriented plan. It builds upon, rather than duplicates, existing programs and includes 11 broad-based strategies and associated action steps that encompass the region’s human resources, business climate, and community assets – three important factors for attracting, retaining, expanding, and creating businesses and jobs.