The League's New Book Highights Placemaking Success Stories
The League's new book, "The Economics of Place: The Art of Building Great Communities," goes beyond placemaking as a concept to offer real-world examples of economic drivers and agents of social and cultural change in Michigan's own backyard. They represent some of the many place-based catalysts that can spark the kind of transformational changes that reinvent and revitalize a community, with tangible payoffs in terms of livability, social and cultural enrichment, and economic development. More details on the book, including ordering information, are available here.
State Policy Helps Undermine Local Governments
The state's decision to end the large film credits that Allen Park relied on in its decision to build a local film studio may have contributed to the city's emergency management situation. But the state's role in shaking the financial confidence of local governments through inconsistent policymaking is unaltered. Municipalities continue to face bleak financial choices. Read more.