Flint will help lead Michigan into the future of cyber security

Flint will help lead Michigan into the future of cyber security

Flint and other areas of Michigan could soon experience a cyber explosion – in the best kind of way. Small businesses, government employees, internet technology professionals and students from kindergarten through 12th grade will all see doors to information and opportunity opened with an initiative Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to announce today. Snyder is […]

Mayor Weaver invites millennials to discuss economic development, job opportunities Sept. 18

Mayor Weaver invites millennials to discuss economic development, job opportunities Sept. 18

They’re regarded as the most intriguing generation in decades. Throughout the country millennials have become associated with everything from entrepreneurship to advanced technical knowledge. Loosely defined as adults born after 1980, millennials are emerging as leaders and visionaries in their communities, including Flint. Mayor Karen Weaver will host a “Millennial Day” reception from 6 p.m. […]

Eight Ten Nail Bar adds to growing number of businesses downtown

Eight Ten Nail Bar adds to growing number of  businesses downtown

Alex and Natalie Kadie believe in helping hands – the husband-wife duo is celebrating their first commercial venture, Eight Ten Nail Bar. Represented by decades of its team’s combined nail grooming experience, the shop fills a service niche in the increasingly busy blocks of South Saginaw Street downtown. As the only business of its kind […]

Bolstering Flint’s small businesses

Bolstering Flint’s small businesses

What can one economic development expert do in 365 days? For the City of Flint’s Economic Development Director Roderick Miller, the question represents an exciting opportunity. For Miller, who developed a reputation as a turnaround expert with a passion for helping distressed communities, leading Flint’s redevelopment is a dream challenge. His plan for restoring economic […]

100K Ideas celebrates its 100th idea for economic development in Flint

100K Ideas celebrates its 100th idea for economic development in Flint

It’s one thing to have a concept, but quite another to make the concept reality. Especially when it comes to business, visions that lack planning, support or resources can quickly fade into disappointment. 100K Ideas, a Flint non-profit devoted to helping innovators and entrepreneurs create marketable ideas and services, is celebrating the acceptance of its […]