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Michigan Prosperity Agenda: Vibrant Michigan Downtowns Good for Business

 

Program Explores How to Make a Better Michigan

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The Michigan Prosperity Agenda is a monthly radio show that challenges listeners to help make Michigan a better place to live, work and play by creating vibrant and prosperous local communities. It has aired on News/Talk 760 WJR at 7 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month throughout 2010 and will continue through 2011.

The hour-long radio program is hosted by Dan Gilmartin, CEO of the Michigan Municipal League (the League). The show is sponsored by the League and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA).

OUR MOST RECENT SHOW airs March 28 on News/Talk 760 WJR. We focused on business leaders using community development and placemaking in downtown areas as a tool to recruit and retain talented people as employees. View past radio shows here.

 

Listen to the full show: (37:51)

 

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Dan Gilmartin

Dan Gilmartin, executive director and CEO of the Michigan Municipal League.

Dan sets up the show: Audio (Length: 1 minute)

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John Hiner, Co-Host

John Hiner, vice president of content for mlive Media Group, talks about how mlive is moving their offices in the heart of several Michigan downtowns to be more transparent and accessible to the public. Projects like this are taking place across the state and are an important part of making Michigan a more economically viable state

Audio: (10:06 minutes): Hiner talks about the changes in the journalism industry and what mlive media has done to help make downtowns more vibrant.

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Mike Fezzey

Mike Fezzey of Huntington Bank discusses a $100 million commitment made by Huntington to invest in new or renovated affordable rental housing units in Michigan. The pledge represents the biggest one-time affordable housing commitment ever in our state.

Audio (6:59): Fezzey discusses what Huntington Bank is doing to improve affordable housing in southeast Michigan.

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Tom Hickner

Bay County Executive Tom Hickner talks about efforts to promote “placemaking” in Bay City and create a downtown with cultural amenities that draw young professionals.

Audio (10:43): Hickner explains what Bay City is doing to promote placemaking and create a downtown with cultural amenities that draw young professionals.

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Bernie Pelc

Portland business owner Bernie Pelc explained how his business was positively impacted by improvements to the riverfront in downtown Portland.

Audio (9:13): Pelc explains how his business was positively impacted by improvements to the riverfront in downtown Portland.

PAST SHOWS

Feb. 18, 2012: Making Our State More Sustainable

Jan. 25, 2012: The Benefits of Federal Funding for Neighborhood Stabilization

Dec. 29, 2011: The Year in Review

Nov. 27, 2011: Transportation in the state and the role it plays in Michigan's future economic prosperity

Oct. 26, 2011: League’s recently released book emphasizes quality of place to Michigan’s economic prosperity

Sept. 26, 2011: How will Michigan’s foreclosure crisis impact the state’s future prosperity

August 24, 2011: League Releasing Book Emphasizing Quality of Place

July 27, 2011: What's Happening in Detroit and Other Communities to Make Michigan Better

June 22, 2011: What's Happening in Detroit and Other Communities to Make Michigan Better

May 25, 2011: Why Transit Matter's to Michigan's Future Prosperity

April 27, 2011: Why Place Matters to Michigan's Future Prosperity

Mar. 23, 2011: Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed budget and what it means for Michigan

Feb. 23, 2011: Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed state budget and the potential impact on Michigan cities

Jan 26, 2011: New leadership and the impact on jobs, education and quality of life

Dec 23, 2010: Why Higher Education is Among Main Pillars for Building Michigan's Future

Nov 24, 2010: New Leadership and the Impact on Jobs, Education and Quality of Life

Oct 20, 2010: Michigan Governor Candidates Talk Cities

Sept 23, 2010: Economic Development and Entrepreneurship

Aug 25, 2010: Green Initiatives

July 28, 2010: Economic Gardening

June 23, 2010: Rightsizing Cities

May 26, 2010: Attracting and Retaining Talented Young People

Apr 28, 2010: The New Urban Neighborhood

Mar 24, 2010: Arts, Entertainment and Culture

Feb 24, 2010: Talking Transit

Jan 27, 2010: Making a Better Michigan

 

 

 

 

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