SMPC is charged by the Michigan Department of Transportation with conducting regional transportation planning for areas outside metropolitan areas (Kalamazoo County and the Northwestern section of Calhoun County).
SMPC is will serve its members through community development and placemaking programs.
SMPC and the W.E. Upjohn Institute are currently working to write a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for the entire region.
SMPC has traditionally offered planning and land use consulting services to its member organizations. SMPC is also exploring the possibility of providing grant writing, information technology support, collective staffing, and more.