The City of Charlotte Community Development Department relies on strategic partnerships with a number of local, regional and statewide organizations and agencies to accomplish its goals.

These important partners include:


Can Do!, or Charlotte Area Networking for Development and Opportunity is a local, grass-roots non-profit organization that helps coordinate local events and opportunities for local leaders, entrepreneurs, youth and philanthropists. It also takes an active leadership role in issues related to community marketing, community walkability and the arts. Its most recognizable activity is the ongoing production of the well-known ‘Celebrate Charlotte’ television campaign.

Like any local Chamber, the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce is the ‘go to’ organization in the community for business information and support. The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce is the agency through which the local business community supports many important events and programs.

The Eaton County Community Development is a close partner of the City of Charlotte. From coordinating many of the development activities that take place just outside the city limits, to directly administering certain programs on behalf of the city, Eaton County Community Development is a valuable asset to residents in this region.


State & Regional

The Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center at Lansing Community College is an invaluable asset to the city, helping supply resources and support services to Charlotte residents right here in Charlotte. From one-on-one, free & confidential consulting to helping host educational seminars, the MI-SBTDC brings its unique services to Charlotte on a regular basis.


The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce is also a partner of the Charlotte community, representing this region on the state and national business levels.


The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is the state’s primary economic development agency and provides a wide range of support services and access to state-level development incentives. Many Charlotte development projects have been made possible with help from the MEDC.