Communities from across the state were given the opportunity to spotlight projects at the recently held Emerging Cities Summit. Sponsored by MSHDA with the League as co-sponsor, the summit was designed to celebrate some of the work going on in those communities assisted through the “Cities of Promise” and “Cool Cities” programs. Several communities were given the chance to showcase projects and ongoing work taking place to transform these cities into vibrant places.
From Flint's first market and deli downtown in over 30 years to Muskegon Heights Mona Lake Project, the event showed once again that our cities will be the places where Michigan's economic revival begins.
Arnold Weinfeld is Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Michigan Municipal League. He can be reached at 517-908-0304 or by e-mail.