Category Archives: Cultural Economic Development

Marquette Gathering a Hit With Civic Leaders

The premiere learning event for local and civic leaders in Michigan took place in Marquette this past weekend. The city is a perfect laboratory for such a meeting with the cutting edge efforts going on around downtown revitalization, brownfield development, … Continue reading

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New Book Aims at Focal Point of Great Communities and Sound Economics

One of the rewarding things about working in local communities is that you get to meet some remarkable people along the way. When you combine innovative thinking with people who are passionate about the places where they live the results … Continue reading

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Economics of Place: The Art of Building Great Communities

This book goes beyond placemaking as a concept, to offer real-world examples of economic drivers and agents of social and cultural change in Michigan’s own backyard. They represent some of the many place-based catalysts that can spark the kind of … Continue reading

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Eye Candy for City-o-philes, Architects and Fans of Old Buildings

The Grand Lobbies of Detroit via Imgur. To view all the pictures in the series click here.    

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The Prosperity Agenda: The Economic Development Role that Arts and Culture Play in a Community

You’d be surprised by the types of things that can reinvigorate a community. In St. Joseph, Michigan, it started with a public art display. Downtown Flint’s turnout involves an array of events, new restaurants and a farmers market unlike any … Continue reading

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