Category Archives: Prosperity Agenda

The Prosperity Agenda: Philanthropy Making a Difference in Michigan Communities

As cities deal with tight budgets and look for creative ways to provide the amenities that make communities healthy, happy and viable places for Michigan residents to live, municipal leaders are getting a helping hand from philanthropic foundations. Around the … Continue reading

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The Prosperity Agenda: Festivals Helping Create Sense of Place in Our Communities

We are right in the middle of another great Michigan summer – one that gives you a chance to get out, see the state – and maybe visit your favorite festival to see your town or a town nearby in … Continue reading

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Walk up style housing coming to Michigan in a big way

Walkable urban places are not just a phenomenon of coastal U.S. metropolitan areas. This report demonstrates that the market desires them in Michigan—and they are gaining traction. If this emerging trend in favor of walkable urbanism plays out in Michigan … Continue reading

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The Prosperity Agenda: Michigan is Redeveloping its Way to Economic Vibrancy

Michigan’s push to become a national leader in providing residents good-paying jobs, excellent universities, and vibrant places to live, is propelled by communities across Michigan that are embracing redevelopment and innovation. On this month’s Prosperity Agenda radio show on News/Talk … Continue reading

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Creative Place-Based Projects in Michigan Compete for Excellence Award

While state government officials in Michigan are drawing criticism for their strange course of actions, local communities continue to do impressive work. Twenty communities in Michigan are vying for recognition in the Michigan Municipal League’s Community Excellence Awards (CEA). The … Continue reading

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