The County’s transportation network plays an important role in our economy by linking producers to markets, workers to jobs, residents to services, and students to schools. These corridors are also attractive locations for development given their visibility and access to markets. However, certain transportation corridors may be better suited for development, while others will continue to remain agricultural or undeveloped. Those that are more likely to experience development will have access to municipal services or located within a growth area identified by a township or city.
Most of the interchanges along I-94 have been recognized in local comprehensive plans as areas of opportunity for development.
The State Highways have attracted strong industrial and commercial growth, as well as lake-related recreational and residential development pressure in certain areas (e.g., Highway 23). Light industrial/manufacturing uses can also bee seen along these corridors.
Corridors that are more rural in nature provide opportunities for smaller scale development that do not require municipal services. These corridors may be more attractive for rural subdivisions, light-industrial/manufacturing, and business that complement the agrarian lifestyle.