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Tonight's Radio Show Highlights Placemaking Stories in League Book

On this week's Prosperity Agenda radio show, we feature placemaking successes from around the state, including stories on agritourism from the League's new book, "The Economics of Place: The Art of Building Great Communities," available here. League CEO Dan Gilmartin is joined by co-host Chastity Pratt Dawsey, writer for Bridge Magazine, Elizabeth Philips Foley, co-author of the League's new book, and several other guests with expertise in the placemaking arena. Prosperity Agenda airs at 7 p.m. tonight on News/Talk 760 WJR, or listen here.

Governor Signs Michigan Investment Market Legislation

As the next progression from the MILE/crowdfunding legislation passed earlier this year, the governor has now signed into law HB 5273, a bill dealing with Michigan investment markets. This new law gives Michigan businesses and residents the ability to become broker-dealers to create a market through which intrastate stocks can be listed, bought, sold and resold. Read more.

League Wraps Up Successful, Exciting Convention in Marquette

Hundreds of municipal officials filled Marquette last week to explore this U.P. city and boost their knowledge on important civic issues with presentations from local experts and keynoters Jamie Bennett of ArtPlace America and Catherine Bracy of Code for America. And we applauded Harbor Beach, winner of the 2014 CEA cup! Read more.

Adrian Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for new Trailhead Park

The Kiwanis Trail is a great asset to the Adrian comunity.Their aim is to create an inviting park to connect the trail with their historic downtown. The city and Adrian Kiwanis have raised $105,000. This MEDC Public Spaces Community Places campaign can get them over the top. More

Grand Rapids' Avenue for the Arts Kicks Off Crowdfunding Campaign

Avenue for the Arts is a catalyst for economic growth. It connects residents, artists, and businesses with opportunities for creative activity. Their campaign goal, through MEDC's Public Spaces Community Places initiative, is to create a new Heartside headquarters. Read more.

League Insurance Boards Announce 2015 Member Dividends

Many Michigan communities are expected to share nearly $11 million in dividends. For members who renew coverage in 2015, the League Liability & Property Pool board voted to return $2.55 million, and MML Workers' Compensation Fund voted to return $8.4 million. Read more

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