Category Archives: Prosperity Agenda

The Prosperity Agenda: Attracting and Retaining Talent Vital to Michigan’s Future

Do you know a recent college graduate who left Michigan for Chicago, Portland, Austin or some other community? When they left did they even have a job secured? Michigan continues to lose its college graduates at a rate higher than … Continue reading

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The Prosperity Agenda: Strong Towns

Is your town strong? You can find out by listening to this month’s Prosperity Agenda radio show on News/Talk 760 WJR. During this month’s show we talk about a recent Strong Towns Strength Test put out by the Strong Towns … Continue reading

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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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