Category Archives: Prosperity Agenda

The Prosperity Agenda: Crowdfunding Efforts Helping To Move Michigan Forward

Could crowdfunding be the wave of the future in Michigan’s communities? We think the answer is yes. Crowdfunding, in essence, takes the tools of Wall Street to the local level in a way in which everyone can use and benefit. … Continue reading

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Why Is Placemaking Important?

Below is an excerpt from the new book Economics of Place: The Art of Building Great Communities: Why Placemaking? Placemaking, at its core, is a response. It follows in the long tradition of humanist reactions to systems that come to … Continue reading

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The Prosperity Agenda: Placemaking Stories Detailed in New League Book

You ever say to yourself, “Man, I’ve got so many good stories I should write a book?” Well, that’s exactly what the Michigan Municipal League said when hearing of all the amazing placemaking work happening in our communities. So we … 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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