Kent County 2050

Welcome to Kent County's "North Star"

As one of Michigan's fastest-growing regions, we find ourselves at a pivotal moment in Kent County, reimagining our post-Covid trajectory and facing unprecedented challenges and opportunities. As we all individually shape our future strategies, this begs the question: Are we all pointed in the same direction?

Enter Kent County 2050—a shared, 30-year regional vision that aims to unite us in a transformative journey toward our future. Having a guidance system, or a "North Star" will help us be intentional about what we want the future of Kent County to look like and identify what's possible—the challenges, the vulnerabilities, and what happens if we shoot for the stars. It creates new opportunities. It mitigates risk. It uncorks energy, resources, and talent.