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A Big Week in Michigan

UPDATE 4/11/13: The League’s Capital Conference was an interesting event. I have not seen, in my time working with communities, so many really unhappy local officials with the direction of the state government. I expect that there will be a … Continue reading

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Higher Ed and Cities Working Together — Recipes for Success

With a heavy emphasis on attracting and retaining talented workers, city leaders are increasingly looking to strengthen strategic bonds with colleges and universities. There is no doubt that the successes of institutions of higher education are pivotal to the economic … Continue reading

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Why Cities Matter in Michigan

I was recently asked by the Lansing State Journal to provide them with a guest editorial on why cities matter to the state of Michigan. Below is my response.  Why Cities Matter in Michigan So why do cities matter? I’ll … Continue reading

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State and Federal Policies- the Real Drivers of Tax Abatement Abuse

A recent New York Times article illustrates the high stakes game of chance that cash strapped, job deprived communities play when extending large tax abatements to corporations. On a company’s promise that an abatement of taxes will bring jobs and … Continue reading

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The Prosperity Agenda: Focus on Green Michigan Cities

Communities across Michigan are taking tremendous steps to embrace green technology and green initiatives as they work toward revitalizing neighborhoods hit hard by the foreclosure crisis. This month’s Prosperity Agenda radio show on News/Talk 760 WJR looks at the green … Continue reading

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