Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

League’s New Book to Highlight Local Placemaking Successes, People Behind Them

As a follow-up to the successful Economics of Place: The Importance of Building Communities Around People, the Michigan Municipal League will release a new book in September detailing some incredible placemaking projects in the state. The book highlights individual successes … Continue reading

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New $500,000 Grant Program Kicks-Off for Placemaking Projects in Michigan

Attention Placemakers and Crowdfunders in Michigan! A new Public Spaces, Community Places grant program, funded by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), is now available at www.crowdfundingMI.com. The funds will be used to match funds up to 50% that are … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Program Officially Kicks Off In Michigan!

From The League’s Press Release 6.16.14 Crowdfundingmi.com Launches Michigan into National Movement So what is crowdfunding? Why should I care about? How can a business use it? How can an investor use it? What do I need to know before … Continue reading

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Urban Opportunity Looks Different Today

This blog post is a response to the Meeting of the Minds & Living Cities group blogging event which asks, “How could cities better connect all their residents to economic opportunity?” Q: How could cities better connect all their residents to economic … Continue reading

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Microbrewery Completes First Crowdfunding Campaign Under New Michigan Law

I’ve written before about Michigan’s new crowdfunding legislation and its potential impact on growing local economies in cities. This mibiz.com link provides details of the first successful campaign under the new law. Great news! Stay tuned in the coming weeks … Continue reading

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