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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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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
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Community Wealth Building: Taking It to Our Small Towns

“While the effects of the pandemic have been felt unevenly across Michigan communities, it has further emphasized the changing needs ... Read More
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Michigan Can Reinvest in Itself Again with the Return of the Historic ...

It's back, baby! Let's take this renewed Michigan Historic Tax Credit out for a ride! On December 30, 2020, Governor ... Read More
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It Gets Cold Here—May As Well Enjoy It.

“That might work in Minneapolis, but you know we have winter here, right?” someone once objected. I think we were ... 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.