Economic Development

Innovation News Elevation Youth participants collect winter clothing for the organization's 2020 coat drive.
Innovation News People Party! can populate a scene with a varying number of figures, representing real population metrics in the area where the project will be located.
Innovation News Tech Homecoming in 2019.
Longform On the Ground Battle Creek Tribal History
Feature Story Ryan Kilpatrick, Executive Director of the Holland-based Housing Next.

How zoning can promote unfair housing practices and what to do about it


Feature Story Miigwech, Inc. members dressed in traditional attire addressed the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission at a public hearing in Lansing in October.
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Feature Story The Outdoor Discovery Center's new nature playscape is one of several the nonprofit has built and plans to build in West Michigan.

ODC opens crowdfunded natural play space


Feature Story Lori Appeldorn, right, along with her neighbors Raelyn Long, 9, Bentley Weeks, 7, and Reese Weeks, 11, work on the labyrinth garden on the corner of 18th Street and Central Avenue in Holland.
Innovation News Ann Arbor resident Maisie Weyhing features in a documentary presented to the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties.

Ann Arbor teens featured in video at UN Climate Change Conference


Feature Story Students study at the Boys & GIrls Club Lift Zone.
Feature Story Hosted by the Muskegon Downtown Development Authority, the Lakeshore Art Festival is returning after a year off due to the pandemic.

The Lakeshore Art Festival wins the 2021 Pure Award


Development News After months away, the women’s apparel boutique returns with a grand opening event on Saturday, Nov. 13, with planned giveaways for the first 100 customers.
Longform On the Ground Kalamazoo Dan Kay Paint Edger
Feature Story “I’m really excited about the opening of the kitchen at Grace Episcopal Church. It opens doors for many new business owners as well as those who are currently running an established business,” says kitchen coordinator Daysha Woodley.
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Feature Story Howell Downtown
Feature Story Isabel and Shaun Drone are starting their own F45 Training franchise in downtown Farmington.
Development News “The fact that Sterling Heights was chosen over a competing site in Massachusetts makes me incredibly proud of this community and what we have to offer advanced tech companies like DCS,” says Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor.
Feature Story Hugh Davis, CEO and co-founder of Revolin Sports, and Sophie Vanden Bosch, the co-founder and chief marketing officer of Revolin Sports.

Revolin Sports’ co-founders are making pickleball sustainable