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How some Michigan communities are using ARPA dollars

How American Rescue Plan Act dollars were spent depended on the needs of the community. A University of Michigan survey showed top spending priorities were on capital improvements, infrastructure, and public safety.

Development News Tawny Ryan Nelb is the owner of Nelb Archival Consulting, Inc.

Profile Q&A with Tawny Ryan Nelb

In this Profile Q&A, during Women’s History Month, we introduce you to Tawny Ryan Nelb, an archivist, who makes her home here in Midland. History has been the focus of her career and life.  

Partner Content The Greater Flint Health Coalition’s work in gardens grew out of its SNAP-Ed direct education programming like Fresh Conversations and Rec-Connect™, pictured here at Burton Senior Activity Center.

Gardens growing change in Flint

The Greater Flint Health Coalition delivers nutrition and physical activity education with SNAP-Ed direct education programming to residents, including senior citizens, across Flint and Genesee County. 

Longform The Chippewa and Marquette II Hydro-Jet head to Mackinac Island side by side.

On the horizon: The first electric Mackinac Island ferryIt's a major step toward modernizing marine transportation

The electrification of the first Mackinac Island ferry is underway, part of a bold initiative to modernize the fleet and other ships serving the region. It's also part of an ambitious plan to bolster the economy of the Straits of Mackinac.

Feature Story An approximation of what a new three-story building and passageway project will look like in downtown Zeeland. The developer is in the process of obtaining final state and city approval.

New $3M development coming to Downtown Zeeland

Zeeland city leaders have had their eye on the site since the 2009 Downtown Zeeland Vision Plan. The project will achieve multiple goals, including creating a pedestrian walkway, adding residential apartments to downtown, and the return of popular restaurant Public.

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Harvard University lifts up economic work of Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi

Waséyabek Development Company, established in 2017 by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi of Calhoun County, has become a poster child for the Harvard Project on American Indian Development. Waséyabek is on pace to become a $1 billion company by 2040, and in recognition of its success, President and CEO Deidra Mitchell has been invited to serve as a guest lecturer at the prestigious Harvard-Kennedy School on March 24.

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Community mental health offers BIPOC youth hope through mental health supports

MI Mental Health spoke with Genesee Health System Director of Strategic Initiatives Angela Tyler on the importance of providing resources and services to BIPOC youth in Flint and throughout Genesee County.   

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Stormy Kromer partners to make portable sauna tents

Iconic Stormy Kromer partners with Wisconsin tent manufacturer to produce portable sauna tents. “We think it makes a lot of sense for two Midwestern brands who definitely know winter to jointly put their names on this innovative product,” said Stormy Kromer CEO Gina Jacquart Thorsen.

Longform Dr. Kimberlydawn Wisdom, founder of the Women-Inspired Neighborhood Network: Detroit.

Detroit initiatives combat high Black infant mortality rate with dignity and compassion

Black infant mortality rates in Michigan are consistently two and sometimes even three times higher than in white communities.

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SK Siltron CSS puts Bay County at the forefront of nation’s growing appetite for semiconductor chips

SK Siltron CSS's $300 million investment is creating jobs in the region and positioning Michigan as a national leader in semiconductor supply chain.  

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