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Category Archives: Cultural Economic Development
Yesterday a bi-partisan group of over 20 state legislators accepted the Michigan Municipal League’s invitation to meet at Quicken Loans HQ in downtown Detroit to discuss talent and place. Noted economist Joe Cortwright detailed the linkages between talent attraction and … Continue reading
Last week I had the opportunity to host my friend Peter Smith in Michigan. Peter is the CEO of the Adelaide, South Australia City Council and a pioneer in the place-led governance movement. Peter attracts worldwide attention for his work … Continue reading
*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
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
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