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Building on Strengths

MMCC serves multiple geographic regions through its participation in various networks. It is a part of the eight-county Region 5 of the Michigan Prosperity Zones and also participates in Region 3 and Region 7B. The College also participates in the East Michigan Council of Governments which spans 14 counties. In addition, the College is a network hub for the STEM Initiative of the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance.[28] As described in its annual report to the State of Michigan, MMCC provides local strategic value to citizens on and off campus.[29]

As the economy strengthens, there are more calls for a more robust talent pipeline. This requires greater collaboration between the College and organizations like the Central Michigan Manufacturers’ Association, Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, the CMU Research Corporation, the Middle Michigan Development Corporation, various economic development entities, and Chambers of Commerce.

The College’s leadership role in economic development is further evidenced by the presence of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) on both the Harrison and Mt. Pleasant campuses and the long-standing collaborations between MMCC’s workforce development programs and several branches of MiWorks!.

MMCC also works with its K-12 partners to foster educational attainment in the region. The Harrison campus is home to the Clare/Gladwin Regional Educational Service District (RESD) and provides Career and Technical Training to high school students. The College offers dual enrollment, concurrent enrollment, and early college opportunities to more than 900 high school students in the region.[30] The College’s Students of Promise and Talent Search, both housed at and supported by MMCC, motivate younger students to broaden their horizons and see the benefits of a college education.

While Mid supports the communities it services, it is also true that those communities support the College. This was demonstrated when more than 100 donors contributed to the College’s Capital Campaign. More than $5,000,000 was donated to support campus infrastructure on both campuses. The new facilities in Mt. Pleasant have drawn additional community involvement as a preferred venue for meetings and area non-profit events.

Recognizing the challenges that face our region but proud of our past and future contributions, Mid Michigan Community College is committed to providing leadership for the economic, personal, and social development of our citizens.

[28] Deborah Dunbar, “Building a Robust STEM Talent Pipeline in the Great Lakes Region, 2014,” LiveBinder, (accessed November 17, 2015).

[29] Mid Michigan Community College Board of Trustees, “MMCC Local Strategic Value Report, 2015,”, (accessed November 17, 2015)

[30] MMCC Recruitment Plan, 2015:

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