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League, Partners to Bring Placemaking, Economic Strategies to 8 Michigan Communities

I am really excited about the work being done in Michigan around re-energizing our economy through quality place-based strategies and practices. Cities, as we know, play an enormous role in establishing a sound economy. One of the latest projects from … Continue reading

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The Prosperity Agenda: Michigan Cities Prepare for Baby Boomers

From now until 2030, AARP predicts all 50 states will see a “rapid acceleration in growth” in their elderly populations as baby boomers turn 65. During this month’s Prosperity Agenda radio show we talk about retiring baby boomers and the … Continue reading

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Don’t Apologize for Winter- Celebrate It!

Winter. How do you feel about it? Winter is something that people grow to love, learn to tolerate, or come to dread. In a municipal setting, thoughts of winter immediately drift to the maintenance side of operations. Snow—salt it, sand … Continue reading

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Five Michigan Cities that Combine “Business Friendly” and “Quality of Place”

Many communities around Michigan and the U.S. are doing well despite the economy and the broken partnerships with state government.  Innovative thinking, something not often cited in government, is leading the way in smaller places like Houghton/Hancock, Marquette, Holland and … Continue reading

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