On the Grind: Young entrepreneurs invest in Flint

On the Grind: Young entrepreneurs invest in Flint

It seems that a new business is being formed in Flint almost every day. The opening of these businesses doesn’t typically come with TV coverage or special announcements. These days, an entrepreneur can start building his or own brand with as little as a mobile phone or social media page and a product to push. […]

One vision, many voices and a single aim: Include everyone

One vision, many voices and a single aim: Include everyone

Fostering shared interest in economic development, growth and prosperity is a good idea and a model that TheHUB Flint stands squarely behind. In order for Flint and Genesee County communities to grow, development must be inclusionary of everyone. That’s the premise of the new Forward Together initiative, which aims to create alignment and momentum between […]

Nailed It

Nailed It

She was not a natural. Having never held a hammer, operated a table saw or owned a tape measure, Flint native, returning citizen and construction novice Tiffany never envisioned a career in the skilled trades, let alone the prospect of happily navigating multiple job opportunities.

Doug Glazier named vice president of the McLaren Flint Foundation

Doug Glazier named vice president of the McLaren Flint Foundation

McLaren Flint will welcome Doug Glazier to the helm as its new vice president of the McLaren Flint Foundation in December. Glazier, who is known for his ability to drive growth in corporate, individual and volunteer contributions, is expected to elevate similar efforts at McLaren. The executive has served as the executive director of the […]

Live Flint: Is it time for a strategic housing incentive?

Live Flint: Is it time for a strategic housing incentive?

TheHUB Flint witnessed a steady stream of positive attention around emerging housing trends in 2018 following the introduction of its housing series introduced in September. Although there have been modest signs of elevated interest and investment in pocketed neighborhoods, a more robust plan and incentives are needed to further propel development efforts. The economic upside […]

Vision and determination keep Flint clothing designer on the Grind

Vision and determination keep Flint clothing designer on the Grind

A life-changing sports injury felt like the end to Destin Julian. A high school athlete, he envisioned a future for himself that involved a competitive college playing career. But a severe concussion he suffered on the football field left his hopes dashed. As if the disappointment wasn’t enough, he had no real direction for channeling […]