Category Archives: Prosperity Agenda

Return of the Rust Belt Dreamers

Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds. – Oscar Wilde If asked to choose one word to define the passion behind my undying and, at times, manic affection for large Midwestern cities I could answer it … Continue reading

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The Prosperity Agenda: Crowdfunding, Local Stock Exchanges Could be Game-Changer for Michigan

Imagine this situation: You walk into your favorite restaurant, in your favorite downtown on a Friday night and the place is packed. There’s an hour wait to get a table and your mouth waters in anticipation of what you’re seeing … Continue reading

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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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The Prosperity Agenda: Placemaking Vital in Making Michigan Prosperous Again

Placemaking is essential to restoring Michigan to prosperity and creating communities that people love. It’s about turning “that community” into “my community.” On our next Prosperity Agenda  radio show on News/Talk 760 WJR we discuss placemaking and economic development. My … 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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