Category Archives: Community Wealth

July 13, 2020

Doubling Down on the Local Economy

"Local Dollars, Local Sense" by Michael Shuman I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what role that I, and the financial choices I make for my household, play in the local economy. For years, I’ve participated in the Buy Local…
June 4, 2020

Foundations for community wealth: our four pillars

As we evolve the Michigan Municipal League’s work into community wealth building, we’ve organized our approach into four focus areas, or “pillars.” These four pillars work together to support healthy and thriving communities, and can be found at various scales.…
May 22, 2020

A Recipe for Community Wealth

One day, someone new came to town. Let’s call him Sam. Sam was hungry and looking for a meal. He knocked on several doors and heard the same story each time. “Go away. We have nothing to share.” So, while…
May 15, 2020

Community Wealth Building – Why Now?

We know that everyone in Michigan is confronting the COVID-19 pandemic in their own way. The Michigan Municipal League has watched our local communities pivot to this critical emergency, providing answers to residents, helping deliver food to seniors, and working…
April 30, 2020

Creativity that Connects Us

The stay-at-home order has made such a difference for so many staying healthy during the pandemic, but, if we’re being honest, it’s been hard. We’ve felt disconnected, and sometimes bored. We miss our friends, our families and our coworkers. We…
April 26, 2020

The Beauty of Biking in the Time of COVID-19

I went for a bike ride today.  It was chilly but sunny so I bundled up and jumped on.  I zipped through my city streets, onto the campus of Michigan State University, and finally out on the country roads south…
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