• Cultural Economic Development Initiative Idlewild has been listed as a National Historic Register Community since the mid-1970s and is also a National Enterprise Community. The state of Michigan has made the commitment to invest in this community and help it grow and strengthen through cultural and economic development. On the following pages you will see how the state is working with the community to revitalize this national treasure.
  • Cultural Economic Development Readiness Initiative
    National Resource Team Final Report on Idlewild PDF icon
    The National Resource Team (NRT) applauds the Idlewild community for simply holding on to the land known as Idlewild. At approximately 3,000 acres, it is the largest land based historically African American resort ever assembled in the United States. Idlewild is one of the six most complete African American resorts remaining in America. It is a rare and valuable national resource with physical and cultural significance.