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Imlay City's SEED Economic Gardening Program Bears Fruit

Imlay City's award-winning Small Business Entrepreneurs and Economic Development Group - or SEED - will be highlighted in an upcoming League webinar. Recently, the SEED Group was honored by U of M Dearborn for being a Top Performing Entrepreneurial Community for the second year in a row. Only eight communities in the state receive this honor each year. Vintech Industries, pictured above, is one of the local companies that has benefited from SEED's efforts. On Aug. 21, webinar participants will have the opportunity to learn the secrets to the city's success. Register now.

Tour de Troit Moves Cycling and Green Infrastructure Forward

Last year, more than 6,000 cyclists pedaled their way through the streets of Detroit in the state's largest annual cycling event. The tour is a great way to get people to explore the city by bike and promote non-motorized transportation. Beyond that, the event publicizes the growing greenways network in Detroit and throughout southeastern Michigan, and has raised over $160,000 for greenway development in Detroit. Read more.

Prosperity Agenda Show Focuses on Michigan's Immigrant-Friendly Efforts

Dan Gilmartin, League executive director and CEO, co-host Mary Kramer, publisher of Crain's Detroit Business, and several other guests discuss Michigan's efforts to become one of the nation's most immigrant-friendly states. The show aired July 23 on News/Talk 760 WJR. Listen here.

NLC Workshop Shines a Light on State Leagues and its Host City

The "weird" city of Portland, Oregon was the site of this year's National League of Cities State League Staff Workshop. Along with enjoying the city's unique character, two League staffers had a chance to network, learn, and present MML's work on supporting distressed communities. Read two perspectives: Sarah and Lisa.

Vendors: Reach your Target Market at 2014 League Convention

Local government officials from across the state will converge on Marquette for the League's 2014 Convention. The League offers a variety of options to market your organization to this group, including advertising in the program and sponsoring sessions. Get the details and register now.

Michigan Communities Urge YES Vote on Proposal 1

More than a dozen Michigan cities and villages have approved resolutions urging residents to vote YES on Proposal 1 on Aug. 5. There's still time for your community to pass a resolution, too. Go here for a sample resolution. See who has passed resolutions so far. Read more.

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