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 […]

City supports vision of an inclusive Flint with ongoing programs and initiatives

City supports vision of an inclusive Flint with ongoing programs and initiatives

If Flint truly becomes a place of inclusion it won’t happen by accident. City officials say an ongoing master plan and various initiatives underway are strategically designed to create affordable neighborhoods that attract people of diverse backgrounds to the hub of Genesee County. The “Aspire to Transform” forum, held recently at University of Michigan-Flint, brought […]

Millennials say jobs, affordable housing, entrepreneurial funding needed to keep them in Flint

Millennials say jobs, affordable housing, entrepreneurial funding needed to keep them in Flint

Young people would like to stay in Flint, and the community sure needs them to take an active role in the city’s resurgence. There are obstacles and Flint Mayor Karen Weaver wants to help the millennials overcome them. She hopes the young, ambitious demographic targeted in her Millennial Day forums will help city stakeholders better understand […]

Michigan Economic Development Corp. invests in $37 million Flint hotel to help grow downtown development

Michigan Economic Development Corp. invests in $37 million Flint hotel to help grow downtown development

Downtown Flint’s hospitality will be on full display in the form of a 101-guestroom hotel. Hilton Buckham Square is a newly announced addition to an increasingly dense landscape in the city’s business district. The forthcoming Michigan Community Revitalization Program (MCRP) project is expected to generate almost $40 million of investment, including about $7.9 million in […]

Riverside renewal moves along on Chevy Commons, site of historic labor dispute

Riverside renewal moves along on Chevy Commons, site of historic labor dispute

A site associated with historic labor conflict is becoming a location for environmental preservation and leisure activity. Chevy Commons, made famous as the scene of 1936 “sit-down strike” held by Flint auto workers, has gained attention and is attracting more resources to support development of the district. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MEDQ), City […]

Ruth Mott Foundation awards nearly $2 million to support north end neighborhood

Ruth Mott Foundation awards nearly $2 million to support north end neighborhood

Programs benefitting Flint’s north end neighborhood are almost $2 million richer. The Ruth Mott Foundation today announced its board of trustees approved $1,958,195 in grants to enrich youth, safety, economic, and community initiatives. Grantees that received the 25 awards, ranging from $22,000 to $404,000 include vocational training, art, education, crime prevention and literacy programs, along […]

City Clerk’s Office says last chance to vote absentee is Saturday, Aug. 4

City Clerk’s Office says last chance to vote absentee is Saturday, Aug. 4

Flint residents who’ll be unable to visit their primary election polling sites next Tuesday still have a chance to make their votes count. The deadline to request absentee ballots is Saturday, Aug. 4. Registered voters who are 60 years of age or older, unable to vote without physical assistance from others, or who will be […]

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