Capitol Theatre receives Governor’s Awards for Historic Preservation

Capitol Theatre receives Governor’s Awards for Historic Preservation

The historic Capitol Theatre is a great example of how Flint is preserving its history and revitalizing its downtown. After a $32-million renovation it has emerged as the crown jewel of the performance arts and entertainment scene in the ongoing downtown revival. The richly detailed, ornate theatre reopened in December 2017. That work has been […]

More “hard hats” needed to fill record-breaking job growth (talk to your kids)

More “hard hats” needed to fill record-breaking job growth (talk to your kids)

Not long ago, Michigan families encouraged their kids to get into the high-growth construction industry. Over time, interest in blue-collar jobs diminished as white-collar jobs skyrocketed. Today, the tide has turned reversing a decades-long trend in the U.S. jobs market. Companies are now having a more difficult time finding blue-collar workers than white-collar workers, according […]

Flint launches $200,000 Martin Luther King neighborhood improvement plan

Flint launches $200,000 Martin Luther King neighborhood improvement plan

Residents and businesses along the Martin Luther King Avenue corridor might be feeling some positive vibes this week. Since the April 27 launch of the first “MLK Springtime Pop-Up” celebration, the City of Flint’s $200,000 scheduled enhancement of Martin Luther King from Welch Boulevard to Carpenter Road has boosted optimism. “The MLK Springtime Pop-Up event […]

Taste the flavors of Mexico during Cinco de Mayo

Taste the flavors of Mexico during Cinco de Mayo

For Asa Zuccaro, Cinco de Mayo is a day for the United States to recognize and celebrate a piece of Mexican culture, and this year, people will be able to do that all weekend. “I would recommend that people practice the culture respectfully,” says Zuccaro, Executive Director of Flint’s Latinx Technology & Community Center. Zuccaro […]

Michigan’s independent colleges, universities invested $1 billion in local economies over last 10 years

Michigan’s independent colleges, universities invested $1 billion in local economies over last 10 years

Independent, nonprofit colleges and universities pour a lot of money into the local economy, according to the Michigan’s Independent Colleges and Universities (MICU). In the last decade alone, they have contributed more than $1 billion in investments. Those projects led to nearly 6,500 jobs, $600 million in income to local families and an additional $2 […]

Forward Together: Flint & Genesee County residents invited to create a shared roadmap to prosperity

Forward Together: Flint & Genesee County residents invited to create a shared roadmap to prosperity

Thinking and acting regionally is at the center of economic resurgence efforts throughout the country and, now, it’s a part of the mission of Flint and Genesee County Forward Together Steering Committee, who will be working in tandem to create a roadmap for regional prosperity. The 24-member group, which represents a unique partnership between the […]