Preservation Benefits

  • Identify, preserve and enhance Michigan's scenic, historic and recreational resources.
  • Promote a greater awareness of and appreciation for those resources.
  • Provide an opportunity for growth management within a corridor by encouraging appropriate development.
  • Provide an opportunity to manage the traveler/tourist impact on resources.

Economic Benefits

  • Attract visitors, who bring additional revenues, enhancing economic activity in the region.
  • Attract new businesses.
  • Enhance existing jobs and create new jobs.

Community Benefits

  • Provide a Vision for the Future, uniting those who share that vision.
  • Enhance the local, regional and state image on a national level.
  • Identify, promote and preserve community uniqueness, enhancing community appeal.
  • Enhance the quality of life in the community.

Education Benefits

  • Provide an education for future generations by example.
  • Opportunity to share ideas, information, research and lessons.
  • Provide an effective hands-on teaching tool.
  • Establish an education network.