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Small Communities, Big Success Stories

Communities are a lot like people. They come in all shapes and sizes. Some are healthy and wealthy; others are struggling just to stay alive. Also—just like people—bigger isn’t always better. Yuri Gagarin, the first person to travel in space, … Continue reading

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Blue Economy Opportunities for Michigan Cities and Villages

It’s time for Michigan to make some waves. Maybe more than any other state, Michigan is literally shaped by the water around it. Culturally, economically, historically, and of course, physically. The Great Lakes define our 3,000 miles of coastline. More … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Break Michigan’s Spiral

The following piece originally appeared in the education themed July/August 2013 edition of The Review magazine.   When we talk about placemaking and job growth, the catch-phrase “knowledge-based economy” is often used as if it’s the next major evolutionary step … Continue reading

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Placemaking and Economic Development

Adapted from my column in ‘The Review’ May/June Issue 2012 regarding the work of my colleagues at the League. Summer is just around the corner. If you’re like me, you’re eagerly anticipating spending more time outdoors, walking/riding your bike to … Continue reading

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