Calumet’s Cultural Economic Development (CED) plan—an assessment of the community’s assets, vision, and future goals that has been nearly a year in the making—will be presented to the public on Monday, October 5.
Consultant Tom Borrup, of Dreeszen and Associates, will lead the presentation. Borrup worked with Main Street Calumet and its Cultural Economic Development Steering Committee to create the plan, which highlights Calumet’s advantages and goals and identifies action items to strengthen the community’s identity and cultural economic development.
Last year, Calumet was named as one of only four Main Street communities selected to take part in the pilot CED program, which provides cultural, arts, and heritage-based planning. The goal was to provide Calumet with strategies for utilizing arts and culture within the community, identify existing cultural assets, and develop opportunities for collaboration with local and regional partners.
The CED plan is sponsored by the Michigan Main Street program, a joint partnership between the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA)/Michigan Main Street Center and the Michigan Department of History, Arts, and Libraries (HAL)/State Historic Preservation Office. The Michigan Office of Cultural Economic Development at HAL assisted. Funding was provided by a grant from MSHDA and federal funds from the National Park Service, U.S. Department of Interior through HAL.
The meeting will be held on Monday, October 5, at 7:00 pm at the Calumet Art Center (former Community Church), located at 57055 Fifth Street. It is open to the public and all Keweenaw residents are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Main Street Calumet at 906-337-MAIN or email@example.com.