Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) President and CEO Michael Finney was in Boyne Country last Thursday and Friday, Aug. 21 and 22, to meet with nearly 150 economic development professionals from all over Michigan during the MEDC Association’s 2014 annual meeting, which was held at Boyne Mountain.
After hosting a question and answer session Friday morning, Finney saw first-hand the progress being made in Walloon Lake Village and then visited Boyne City.
While in Boyne City, Finney and other MEDC officials met with local developer Glen Catt, Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) President and CEO Andy Hayes and Boyne City Manager Michael Cain at Café Sante for a working lunch to discuss the City’s participation in the MEDC’s Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) program and Catt Development’s proposed South Lake Street mixed-use redevelopment project.
Boyne City co-presented a session during the MEDCA’s annual meeting with the City of Roseville to discuss their RRC progress to date.
A tour of downtown and the proposed Catt project site followed, ending at the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce offices.