NEMCOG is a team of highly motivated individuals who are dedicated to the betterment of the Northeast Michigan Region. The team is committed to facilitating the development of intergovernmental cooperation and coordination within the eight counties of the northeast region. The agency provides for controlled growth policy, to preserve, and improve the environment, to pursue greater efficiency and responsibilities of local units of government, and to improve their ecological social, and economic well being.
NEMCOG is a catalyst for strategic planning and, in this role, has assisted local governments obtain millions of dollars in federal and state grants for vital local projects and services.
In addition to planning, NEMCOG also sponsors many other programs, including many local watershed projects, sustainable natural resources tourism efforts, and this Great Lakes Fisheries Heritage Trail partnership.