Tomorrow’s ‘Moving You Forward Expo’ organizers aim to include everyone in area’s economic recovery

Tomorrow’s ‘Moving You Forward Expo’ organizers aim to include everyone in area’s economic recovery

If you want to get ahead, you are not alone. Many families do. That’s a part of the motivation behind the ‘Moving You Forward Expo,’ which will steer local residents to resources they need to make a better tomorrow for themselves, Flint and Genesee County. Metro Community Development, along with partners Michigan State Housing Development […]

Faith in business: Pastor promotes entrepreneurship as pathway to economic independence

Faith in business: Pastor promotes entrepreneurship as pathway to economic independence

There’s continued momentum behind the ecosystem that is driving growth in Flint and Genesee County. Its downtown is booming, with dozens of developments from the Hilton Garden Inn, Mott Community College’s Culinary Art’s Institute and the newly renovated Perry Building, now home to tenant anchor ELGA Credit Union to The Marketplace, a mixed-use housing and […]

Fall’s harvest items and more available at mobile pantry

Fall’s harvest items and more available at mobile pantry

It’s fall harvest time and some of season’s tastiest crops will be among the nutrious food available during mobile pantry hours set for October at locations throughout the city. Flint families may get nutritious food that can limit the effects of lead exposure, which are  rich in calcium, vitamin C and iron. Food available in October will include […]

Michigan hopes to become land of OZ with launch of its Opportunity Zone website 

Michigan hopes to become land of OZ with launch of its Opportunity Zone website 

While many Michigan’s urban cities’ economic recovery programs have gained momentum, there is concern those efforts may not be moving fast enough or are far enough along. Visibility is often a problem. Investors, entrepreneurs, community leaders, developers, builders and other critical stakeholders need to “see” incentives, in order to “seize” them, according to development experts […]

Flint Chef Sean Gartland aims to help food-based business rise with CO.STARTERS

Flint Chef Sean Gartland aims to help food-based business rise with CO.STARTERS

There’s no shortage of talented cooks in Flint and Genesee County. In the last five years, residents happily witnessed a steady stream of food-based businesses move from home-based kitchen counter operations to mobile food truck and bricks and mortar locations. That’s a good thing, according to area small business advocates like Sean Gartland. The certified […]

Boil Water Advisory in Flint’s Briar Hill area

Boil Water Advisory in Flint’s Briar Hill area

Due to a loss in pressure and possible bacterial contanmination in the City of Flint water supply, the city has issued an immediate boil water advisory for residents in the Briar Hill area between Westwood Parkway and Parkway Drive. Officials are recommending that as a precautionary measure, that individuals do not drink water without boiling […]

Investing in Futures

Investing in Futures

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan lauded 41-year-old Brian Jones’ extraordinary record at the ribbon cutting of his east side 102030 clothing store last month. Jones, a paralegal who graduated summa cum laude from Oakland Community College, is well on his way toward achieving a bachelor’s degree at Eastern Michigan University. The typically reserved business owner fought […]

Business stakeholders stand behind push to extend job training to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated

Business stakeholders stand behind push to extend job training to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated

As a healthcare leader and employer of more than 33,000 employees, many would assume that Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) must actively minimize, if not eliminate, risks whenever possible. Nevertheless, Robert G. Riney, president of healthcare operations and chief operating officer at HFHS, says eliminating the requirement that job applicants state whether they’ve been convicted […]

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