The Alliance for Economic Success is dedicated to providing Manistee County communities with opportunities to increase quality of life for all community members. The following links will demonstate the projects happening in Manistee County.
Check back often for updated information on exisitng projects and information on new projects.
Vogue Theatre Project
After the successful acquision of the Vogue Theatre by the Manistee Main Street Downtown Development Authority (MSDDA), the Alliance for Economic Success entered into a contract with the MSDDA to provide project management for the Vogue Theatre Project. Major tasks include a non-profit feasibility study for the theater, leadership team formation, committee coordination, and fund development.
The Vogue Theatre had its official kick-off to construction in mid-February 2013. During the construction phase, the Alliance for Economic Success will continue its fund development role for the project. The grand opening of the renovated theater is anticipated for the summer of 2013.
For more information check out the Vouge Theatre's website at www.voguetheatremanistee.org.
Explore the Shores
Explore the Shores is a network of sites designed to provide barrier-free accessibility, educational opportunities and a connection to recreation and fishing in Manistee County, where fresh water is in abundance. The vision of Explore the Shores is to create 50 sites that will attracted over 1 million new visitors to Manistee County by the year 2020.
There are numerous partners associated with this program. The role of AES includes fund development and project coordination and facilitation. Numerous public and private funds have been secured for the Explore the Shores program.
More information is available at www.exploretheshores.org.
Onekama Coastal Parks
In 2011 the Alliance for Economic Success was awarded a $34,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Coastal Management program on behalf of the Portage Lake Watershed Council. The grant provided funding to develop a plan for a linked parks system through the Village of Onekama and Onekama Township. Through a competivie bid process, the firm Beckett & Raeder was selected as the contrctor. The Alliance for Economic Success is currently in the process of seeking funds on behalf of the Onekama community for plan implementation.
Below is the 5-year parks and recreation plan for the Portage Lake Community, as well as other documents regarding the Onekama community and surrounding areas.
- Letters of Transmittal
- Community Description
- Community Administrative Structures
- Parks and Recreation Inventory
- The Planning Process and Public Input
- Goals, Objectives, and Action Programs
- Appendix (Part 1)
- Appendix (Part 2)