Michigan Prosperity Agenda: Entrepreneurs are key to economic turnaround
Program Explores How to Make a Better Michigan
The Michigan Prosperity Agenda is a monthly radio show that challenges listeners to help make Michigan a better place to live, work and play by creating vibrant and prosperous local communities. It has aired on News/Talk 760 WJR at 7 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month throughout 2010 and will continue through 2011.
OUR NEXT SHOW airs at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 on News/Talk 760 WJR, but you can listen now by clicking the links below. We’ll be talking about the importance of moving toward a more vibrant Michigan through the efforts of some amazing entrepreneurs in the state.
Nancy has been a writer, editor and teacher in Metro Detroit for seven years and is currently a staff writer for the online publication Bridge Michigan. She was a co-founder and editor of GrossePointeToday.com, an early experiment in hyperlocal journalism. Before that, she worked for 20 years in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where she won numerous state and national awards for her work as a columnist for The News-Sentinel.
Josh McManus is curator and lead inventor of Little Things Laboratories, an independent innovation laboratory that identifies and acts on pressing problems and emerging opportunities in mid-sized and post-industrial cities. Current projects include the D:hive, a place-based talent retention and attraction storefront in Detroit.
Bobby Smith is the entrepreneur responsible for En Garde! Detroit. This unique organization develops fencing programs for a variety of different venues and has been very successful in southeast Michigan. The organization’s focus is on improving the lives of young people through the unique experience of fencing.
Jon Zemke is a Detroit-based freelance writer. He serves as the News Editor for Issue Media Group at both Concentrate and its sister publication Metromode, where he handles both the Development and Innovation and Jobs news sections. He is currently covering entrepreneurial success in up and coming locations across Michigan.