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Browse videos, audio and radio interviews, photos and more multimedia on Michigan’s eight assets.

Cultural Economic Development

Parks and Recreation: Why it Matters in Michigan
A PowerPoint presenation from the Michigan Recreation & Park Association.

megaphoneDetroit Public Radio's (WDET 101.9 FM) Craig Fahle interviews a slew of experts on the "staying power" of Michigan's film industry. Topics include growing a local filmmaking infrastructure, educating investors, what the universities are doing, and government's role. 


megaphoneFive entrepreneurs and business leaders from metro Detroit, "who are moving southeast Michigan's economy forward," shared their stories with 760 WJR's business editor Tom Campbell on "Champions of the New Economy."

tvWatch Michigan’s Shop Main Street video, produced by the Michigan State Housing and Development Authority (MSHDA)’s Michigan Main Street Center, and be inspired to think and buy locally.

Green Initiatives

megaphoneMichigan State University professors Laura DeLind and retired professor Linda Anderson talked about their Urbandale Farm Project – Lansing, Michigan's new urban farm – on 760 WJR host Kirk Heinze's radio show "Greening of the Great Lakes."

megaphoneMSU Extension director Tom Coon was featured on 760 WJR radio host Kirk Heinze’s “Greening of the Great Lakes.” Listen to the two part interview about MSU Extension’s plan for agriculture and environmental sustainability programming.

Physical Design & Walkability

megaphone Municipal Guideposts League Director of Public Policy Arnold Weinfeld discusses with CG Radio the League's attempt to push for communities to create a sense of place that's attractive to young people.

tv Escaping the Sea of Retail Sameness The Michigan Main Street Center at MSHDA has just released a new video which focuses on how Main Street is the heart and soul of a community and that we need to support local businesses in order to create and sustain vibrant downtowns.  

cameraThis Place Matters Photo-Sharing Campaign The National Trust for Historic Preservation and Fireman's Fund Insurance Company has launched "This Place Matters," a web-based photo-sharing campaign to empower Americans to weigh in on places that they feel are architecturally or culturally significant. 

cameraClick on the League of American Bicyclists' Interactive Map of "Bicycle Friendly Communities" to find examples of pedestrian and bicycle-friendly communities across the country.

Messaging & Technology

tvThe New Urban Narrative Co-founder of the Issue Media Group Paul Schutt explains why vibrant communities attract growth in today's economy.


Demographers far and wide agree that an adequate immigrant population will be key to maintaining economic vitality especially in major cities.  In fact, each of the top 10 cities in overall population ranks in the top 12 in foreign-born.  Had Detroit maintained its foreign-born population levels through the years, it would have staved off nearly half its population loss.  Read more by Kurt Metzger of Data Driven Detroit.

tv Farmington Hills-Diversity:  Many Faces, One Community Diversity is a ‘Salad Bowl.’ For a great example of how a community is leveraging its diversity as a key asset and harmoniously maintaining its distinctiveness–watch this video!

megaphone“Develop a Welcoming America Campaign for Michigan” is a topic former Michigan Rep. Steve Tobocman discussed on WDET 101.9 FM’s Craig Fahle Show, along with Welcoming America’s Executive Director David Lubell and National Coordinator Ellen Gallagher.


megaphoneLeague Exclusive–House Speaker Andy Dillon addresses infrastructure and transportation needs for the state of Michigan.

podiumDearborn’s Intermodel Train Station The city of Dearborn prepares for the 21st century with plans for a new intermodal train station. View PowerPoint presentation, including images and statistics.

tvPBS featured Detroit in a TV documentary titled “Blueprint America: Beyond the Motor City.” The 90-minute film created by Aaron Woolf explores how Detroit fits into the future of transportation in America. It is part of PBS's “Blueprint America” series examining infrastructure.


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