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The Suburbs Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with offices in Ferndale and Ypsilanti. We were founded in 2002 to address the shared challenges of metro Detroit’s inner-ring suburbs, and have grown to engage more than 31 communities representing more than a million residents. We work with cities and partners across a variety of issue areas, always bringing a regional perspective, unique solutions, and a collaborative spirit.

Vision

Pursuing a future where communities share economic, environmental and social success, the Michigan Suburbs Alliance envisions metropolitan centers that preserve the unique character of individual communities while striving toward a unified and equitable region where the citizens are empowered as an effective regional force.

Mission

At the Suburbs Alliance, we foster and support cooperative approaches to the challenges facing Michigan’s metropolitan areas. We believe our communities’ interdependence is our greatest strength and that collaboration is the best path to increased prosperity, sustainability, and equity across a region. Through innovative initiatives we organize, serve and advocate for a metro’s mature cities in order to help them be vibrant, healthy and beautiful communities – preferred places to live, work and play.

Recognition

The Suburbs Alliance is a leader in issues and boundaries, and we lead with style—so it’s no surprise that others recognize our meaningful work, talented staff and culture of innovation. Crain’s called us one of the 2011′s Cool Places to Work, the Michigan Business review named us one of the Most Innovative Companies of 2006, and our staff have been nominated for and won awards from a variety of publications and organizations.

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