Author Archives: Dan Gilmartin

1954 Called and it Wants its Economic Development Strategy Back!

*I write this post in the midst of battling state legislation that would curtail local decision making on economic issues in favor of a single statewide standard. Indulge me, please. In an age when people, jobs and entire industries are … Continue reading

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The League’s Detroit, Flint, Midland and Marquette ‘PlacePlans’ Draw Praise In Different Circles

As an add on to the December 4 post below, check out these new stories on the PlacePlans work around Michigan. These exciting projects are drawing praise from local residents, economic developers, the business community and lawmakers. Exciting stuff! A … Continue reading

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Check Out These Updates on ‘PlacePlans’ Work in Michigan

The crew at the Michigan Municipal League is at it again with some great new placemaking work in communities throughout the state. We are working on open air food markets, walkability, cultural economic development and several other interesting endeavors. To … Continue reading

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The Prosperity Agenda: Crowdfunding Efforts Helping To Move Michigan Forward

Could crowdfunding be the wave of the future in Michigan’s communities? We think the answer is yes. Crowdfunding, in essence, takes the tools of Wall Street to the local level in a way in which everyone can use and benefit. … Continue reading

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