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Radio Show Previews New League Book on Placemaking Successes

On this week's Prosperity Agenda radio show, the League is excited to announce our new book, "The Economics of Place: The Art of Building Great Communities." League CEO Dan Gilmartin is joined by co-host John Notarianni, director of media strategies for Michigan-based Issue Media Group, and several other guests to discuss the book, which explores great placemaking examples taking place throughout the state of Michigan. The book will be available Sept. 24. Prosperity Agenda airs at 7 p.m., Sept. 24 on News/Talk 760 WJR, or listen here.

Convention Mobile Workshops Offer Opportunities to Explore Marquette

Discover new aspects of Marquette on an exciting mobile workhop. Explore waterfront development or the economic potential of recreational trails. Learn about the area's rich mining history. Tour a microbrewery and hear about crowdfunding. Get inspired by the exciting PlacePlans project for Marquette's historic main street. Or just enjoy a scenic walk in Presque Isle Park. Get the details and register now.

TIF/DDA Legislation Introduced in House, League Members to Testify

Rep. Eileen Kowall introduced legislation in the Michigan House Sept. 23 that would require more transparancy and limit some TIF fund operations of Downtown Development Authorities. The legislation is significantly different than earlier drafts. It will be taken up in the House Commerce committee on Sept. 24. Read more.

The League Adds Diamonds and Gold to its Awards Collection

The League was honored with three awards from the Michigan Society of Association Executives. The Review magazine and our crowdfunding efforts earned Diamond Awards. And our Great Revenue Sharing Heist campaign won Gold. Good work, team! Read more.

Kal-Haven Trail Project Strives for MEDC Crowdfunding Match

Bloomingdale's Kal-Haven Trail Pavilion is the newest project to be chosen for MEDC's Public Spaces, Community Places crowdfunding initiative. The village has already secured and prepared a great site in Mitchell Park, and has 70% of the needed funds. With a little help, they can get the pavilion built for trail users. Read more.

Lansing Art Center Chosen for MEDC Crowdfunding Initiative

Reach Studio Art Center has been selected for the Public Spaces, Community Places crowdfunding initiative, a partnership with MEDC, the League and Patronicity. Reach, an art education group that mentors at-risk children, will use funds for a youth art gallery and a courtyard. Read more.

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