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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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So, you have American Rescue Plan Money to Invest. Now what?

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We are sparking a community revival that’s rooted in trust and belonging.

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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

Cover image of code reform guide, showing arch over Harvey Street, a pedestrian space in Hudsonville, MI

The Biggest Little Fix: Code Reform for Better Places

Last year we released our second “Enabling Better Places” guide with our partners at the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) ... Read More
2021 MML Convention Aims to Spark a Community Revival Through Trust and Belonging

2021 MML Convention Aims to Spark a Community Revival Through Trust an...

The Michigan Municipal League’s 2021 Convention is taking place in person later this month and this year’s focus is around ... Read More
Saginaw Fitness Court is Community Wealth Building in Action

Saginaw Fitness Court is Community Wealth Building in Action

This video out of the City of Saginaw caught our eye in a few ways. First, this new Fitness Court ... Read More
Expanding Access to Broadband: The Least Available Essential Utility

Expanding Access to Broadband: The Least Available Essential Utility

“Last mile broadband” is a hot topic as we look back at the last year of widely varying connectivity experiences ... 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.