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Even in these uncharted and difficult times, the Michigan Municipal League is dedicated to inspiring positive change for Michigan’s greatest centers of potential: its communities.

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Building Community Wealth

BUILDING COMMUNITY WEALTH

Communities grow best from within. Community wealth is created by building and securing assets in communities, ensuring that ownership of those assets is more broadly and equitably distributed to all.

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News & Community Stories

NEWS & COMMUNITY STORIES

Communities are the centers of commerce, health care, education, and entertainment. Our communities are where people gather to learn, to exchange ideas, and to create the next big thing.

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Links and Resources

LINKS & RESOURCES

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Explore the community wealth model and other resources to help as you prepare your community for future challenges and growth.

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Featured Articles

Trust and Belonging Key for New Minority Owned Businesses

Trust and Belonging Key for New Minority Owned Businesses

It is estimated that 600,000 businesses open each year in the United States. They vary in size and span, some ... Read More
Why Place Matters

Why Place Matters

Placemaking has continued to show the importance of creating a quality of life that attracts people to a community. This ... Read More
City of Caro Creates a Podcast, Dan Gilmartin a Featured Guest

City of Caro Creates a Podcast, Dan Gilmartin a Featured Guest

The Michigan Municipal League’s Dan Gilmartin talked about the importance of community wealth building on a new podcast that was ... Read More
Lifelong Learning: Troy Councilmember Supports Ukraine at Home and Abroad

Lifelong Learning: Troy Councilmember Supports Ukraine at Home and Abr...

A condensed version of this article was published in the May-June 2022 edition of The Review. The war in Ukraine ... Read More

Why are we talking about this now?

We know our communities are being stretched in many new ways by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now is the right time to rethink all we do. Our focus on building community wealth is driven by successful communities that are growing, and in the process, are making their states more prosperous. As the COVID-19 threat is overcome, we will use our community wealth building focus to encourage innovations that will assist our communities—large and small—to grow, become stronger, and transform into even better places for their residents, businesses, and visitors.