Governor Whitmer Signs Building Michigan Together Plan

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed the Building Michigan Together Plan.

The plan is a bipartisan legislation that plans to invest almost $5 billion into the state’s infrastructure, as well as plans to grow the economy, create jobs and benefit families across the state.

Moreover, the legislation includes some of the largest infrastructure investments in Michigan history. It plans to protect clean drinking water, begin dozens of new road and bridge projects, build more affordable housing, expand high-speed internet, improve state and local parks and support tens of thousands of jobs.

Governor Whitmer gathered with local and state officials, outdoor recreation enthusiasts and community members in Grand Rapids on Wednesday to celebrate the plan’s record investment in the state’s local parks and recreation facilities.

“The bipartisan Building Michigan Together Plan includes some of the largest investments in our infrastructure in Michigan history. With this plan, we’re building on our work to improve our roads, water, and high-speed internet. I’m particularly proud of the fact that this plan makes the single largest investment in Michigan history in our state and local parks, empowering hundreds of local economies,” said Governor Whitmer. “I am grateful to our congressional delegation for sending us these resources and proud that the Michigan Legislature and I were able to come together to get this done and ensure our infrastructure is reliable for generations to come.”

“The plan’s investment in parks will benefit thousands of local parks and drive progress on ambitious and creative projects in three uniquely Michigan settings, including the Grand River Greenway in Grand Rapids,” Governor Whitmer continued. “Together, we can take advantage of this once-in-a-generation opportunity to invest in the outdoor places at the heart of many Michigan cities and towns that encourage play, connect neighbors, and anchor communities.”

“Over the past year, the Michigan Democratic delegation has delivered for our state—passing bills that protect people from COVID-19 and rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure. Now, we are partnering with Governor Whitmer to use this funding and make meaningful investments for Michigan residents,” said Senator Debbie Stabenow. “This means fixing our roads, replacing lead pipes, and finally tackling our spotty internet service. The best part is we can do all of this all while creating good paying jobs. Bottom line: it’s a win for Michigan”

“The United States currently ranks 13th in the world in terms of our infrastructure – which is simply unacceptable. We can and must do more to strengthen and prepare our infrastructure for the 21st century,” said Senator Gary Peters. “I was proud to help pass the historic bipartisan infrastructure law that will repair our roads and bridges, expand high-speed internet, and replace aging water infrastructure to ensure access to clean drinking water. I applaud Governor Whitmer for her leadership in helping ensure the federal resources from the bipartisan infrastructure law will bolster Michigan’s economy and create good-paying jobs.”