Category Archives: Prosperity Agenda

The Prosperity Agenda: New League Book Tells Placemaking Success Stories

We’re so excited about the League’s new book coming out that we’ve dedicated our next two radio shows all about it.  On this month’s Prosperity Agenda radio show we talk about just some of the projects included in a new … Continue reading

Posted in Prosperity Agenda | Leave a comment

The Prosperity Agenda: The Economic Development Role that Arts and Culture Play in a Community

You’d be surprised by the types of things that can reinvigorate a community. In St. Joseph, Michigan, it started with a public art display. Downtown Flint’s turnout involves an array of events, new restaurants and a farmers market unlike any … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Economic Development, Prosperity Agenda | Comments Off

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

Posted in Cultural Economic Development, Education, Entrepreneurship, Green Initiatives, Messaging & Technology, Multiculturalism, Physical Design & Walkability, Prosperity Agenda, Transit | Tagged , , , | Comments Off

The Prosperity Agenda: What We Can Do to Make Michigan More Immigrant-Friendly

There’s been a lot of news lately out of Washington D.C. regarding immigrants, but did you know in Michigan there’s an aggressive effort underway to make Michigan an immigrant-friendly state? On this month’s Prosperity Agenda Radio show on News/Talk 760 … Continue reading

Posted in Prosperity Agenda | Comments Off

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

Posted in Cultural Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, Green Initiatives, Physical Design & Walkability, Prosperity Agenda | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off