Emily Petz is the Community Development Coordinator and serves as the Coordinator for the Southcentral Michigan Planning Council. Emily’s research and work in these roles is primarily concentrated in the fields of economic development, regional planning, workforce development, housing, real estate development, and local government policy.
Emily received a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning with a specialization in Environmental Economics from Michigan State University. She worked at the State of Michigan for over 10 years with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority. She is a LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction and is an Economic Development Finance Professional with the National Development Council.