Tag Archives: Michigan Municipal League

How Michigan Can Be On Forefront Of Crowdfunding: From the Detroit News

Here is an op-ed of mine that appears in today’s Detroit News about the opportunities coming to Michigan with our new first-of-its-kind crowdfunding law. The piece also looks at the potential for Michigan in the areas of local stock exchanges … 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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Engaged Communities A Key to Long-Term Economic Success

In Michigan we are in the process of reinventing ourselves. Once the premiere manufacturing hub of the western hemisphere, Michigan has struggled in recent decades with a weakened economy associated with de-industrialization and the corresponding shrinking of our cities. The … Continue reading

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Placemaking Catches Fire in Michigan

A new set of survey results from the University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy details a big increase in the use of placemaking as a core economic development strategy in Michigan communities.   This is great news for … Continue reading

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