Community Development

Development News The Dow Tennis Classic is back.

Dow Tennis Classic bounces back into Midland


Feature Story Volunteers worked on projects at WMFC such as spreading mulch on the playground, enclosing rafters in pavilions, clean up of trails and an obstacle course, and worked on the baseball field. 

Bank employees use Columbus Day to give back to their communities


Feature Story Staff at Shier’s Deli prepares 150 ReGrow meals each week. The program has allowed the two employees to keep their jobs.
Feature Story United Way's campaign lasts until Oct. 29.

United Way Midland campaign off to a strong start


Feature Story “Every offender that we can get those convictions taken out of their criminal history is a huge advantage for them going out into the workplace.”

Midland County offers a “Clean Slate” to previous offenders


Feature Story The Northwood University International Auto Show (NUIAS) will be held in-person on campus Friday, Oct. 1 from 1-9 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Northwood University’s Auto Show revs up this October


Development News “The Dow Runwalk is truly a community and regional event, one that people look to come out to year after year."

Dow RunWalk returns to celebrate healthy communities


Development News Downtown has transformed itself into a place with life that encourages engagement.

Downtown Midland and the Importance of Urban Planning


Feature Story Enjoy! Bakery has eight different flavors of cupcakes.

The Midland Area Farmers Market is a business incubator


Feature Story “In Midland, we want people to understand and realize and know that everybody here belongs."

Neighboring Week promotes inclusive communities


Feature Story Habitat for Humanity provides affordable mortgages, financial education, and home repairs — like the roof on this home.
Feature Story Delta College's new Downtown Midland Center is located at 419 E. Ellsworth St.
Feature Story Cheryl Purtell has a degree in special education and volunteers her skills to help children with reading and algebra.

Midland is where the heart is: One woman’s journey home


Feature Story “When you think about what it takes for people to thrive, housing is such a vital component to allow individuals to really thrive."