The Prosperity Agenda: How to Keep Our Talent in Michigan

prosperity-agenda-thumbJobs, jobs and more jobs. It’s something we hear politicians discuss all the time. But what kind of jobs do we want? How do we keep our educated talent in our state for the jobs that already exist? And how does this tie into the larger picture of communities being economic drivers to move Michigan forward. On our next Prosperity Agenda radio show on News/Talk 760 WJR we talk about why it’s important to keep our college graduates in Michigan, how cities play a role in that and what some people are doing to make this happen. My co-host for this show is Ashley Aidenbaum, group publisher and director of business development for Issue Media Group, a Detroit-based media company covering growth, investment, social innovation and the people leading cities into the new economy. Our guests are Regina Bell, executive director of Intern in Michigan; Clarence Anthony, executive director of the National League of Cities; and Shawn Blanchard, co-founder of Run This Town, vice president of operations for Networkingout LLC and director of The Fit Foundation. The show airs 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, on News/Talk 760 WJR but you can listen anytime at the  League’s website or by subscribing to the FREE iTunes podcast. Learn more about the placemaking concept here as well as on this blog.