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Michigan Prosperity Agenda: Attracting Talent Key to Michigan's Future


Program Explores How to Make a Better Michigan


The Michigan Prosperity Agenda is a monthly radio show that challenges listeners to help make Michigan a better place to live, work and play by creating vibrant and prosperous local communities. It has aired on News/Talk 760 WJR at 7 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month throughout 2010 and will continue through 2011.

The hour-long radio program is hosted by Dan Gilmartin, CEO of the Michigan Municipal League (the League). The show is sponsored by the League and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA).

OUR NEXT SHOW airs at 7 pm May 23 on News/Talk 760 WJR but you can listen now by clicking the links below. We talked about Michigan’s future economic prosperity, place making and different projects across the state that are key to attracting and retaining talented young people.

View past radio shows here.


Listen to the full show: (37:51)


Dan Gilmartin

Dan Gilmartin, executive director and CEO of the Michigan Municipal League.


Dan's intro: (01:01)


Jeff Gerritt, Co-Host

Jeff Gerritt is a Detroit Free Press editorial writer and columnist. He writes about urban policy, criminal justice and transportation issues and lives in downtown Detroit. Gerritt discussed the appeal of the city of Detroit and addressed some important issues facing Michigan communities as they continue to struggle with budget reductions.

Jeff Garritt: (7:00)


Tremaine Phillips

Tremaine Phillips is the Chief Program Officer for the Prima Civitas Foundation and is the project lead on the organization’s ongoing global attraction, investment and export initiatives. He discussed Michigan’s efforts to create a friendlier climate for immigrant workers.

Tremaine Phillips (10:00)


Matt Clayson

Matt Clayson is the drafter of the Detroit Declaration and Director of the Detroit Creative Corridor Center or DC3. DC3 offers business acceleration and attraction services that support the growth of Detroit’s creative economy.

Matt Clayson: (10:00)


Joe Borgstrom

Joe Borgstrom is the Director of the Downtown & Community Services Division for the Michigan State Housing and Development Authority. He talked about the new Miplace Sweepstakes partnership between his organization, the Michigan Association of Realtors and Art Van.     



Joe Borgstrom: (09:49)


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March 28, 2012: Vibrant Michigan Downtowns Good for Business

Feb. 18, 2012: Making Our State More Sustainable

Jan. 25, 2012: The Benefits of Federal Funding for Neighborhood Stabilization

Dec. 29, 2011: The Year in Review

Nov. 27, 2011: Transportation in the state and the role it plays in Michigan's future economic prosperity

Oct. 26, 2011: League’s recently released book emphasizes quality of place to Michigan’s economic prosperity

Sept. 26, 2011: How will Michigan’s foreclosure crisis impact the state’s future prosperity

August 24, 2011: League Releasing Book Emphasizing Quality of Place

July 27, 2011: What's Happening in Detroit and Other Communities to Make Michigan Better

June 22, 2011: What's Happening in Detroit and Other Communities to Make Michigan Better

May 25, 2011: Why Transit Matter's to Michigan's Future Prosperity

April 27, 2011: Why Place Matters to Michigan's Future Prosperity

Mar. 23, 2011: Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed budget and what it means for Michigan

Feb. 23, 2011: Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed state budget and the potential impact on Michigan cities

Jan 26, 2011: New leadership and the impact on jobs, education and quality of life

Dec 23, 2010: Why Higher Education is Among Main Pillars for Building Michigan's Future

Nov 24, 2010: New Leadership and the Impact on Jobs, Education and Quality of Life

Oct 20, 2010: Michigan Governor Candidates Talk Cities

Sept 23, 2010: Economic Development and Entrepreneurship

Aug 25, 2010: Green Initiatives

July 28, 2010: Economic Gardening

June 23, 2010: Rightsizing Cities

May 26, 2010: Attracting and Retaining Talented Young People

Apr 28, 2010: The New Urban Neighborhood

Mar 24, 2010: Arts, Entertainment and Culture

Feb 24, 2010: Talking Transit

Jan 27, 2010: Making a Better Michigan





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