Category Archives: Messaging & Technology

Three Excellent (short) Videos on Building Great Places

Here are three excellent videos that explore how we can improve the places where we live and build communities that thrive, compliments of the Michigan Municipal League’s video vault. “Fall in Love with the Problem”- Josh McManus, on civic engagement … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Opportunities in the Mitten State

Michigan is on its way to becoming a small business, start-up mecca in part because of the passage of the state’s new crowdfunding law. Unlike Kickstarter types of campaigns that create a platform for individuals to donate to a project, … Continue reading

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Placemaking Catches Fire in Michigan

A new set of survey results from the University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy details a big increase in the use of placemaking as a core economic development strategy in Michigan communities.   This is great news for … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Comes to the Great Lakes State

One of the eight essential assets of great communities as identified by the Michigan Municipal League is a commitment to entrepreneurship. So we are always looking for ways to encourage the creation of a strong climate for small business growth … Continue reading

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