Raising a successful start-up community

Raising a successful start-up community

Small businesses are America’s growth agent. And in Flint and Genesee County they are a particularly pivotal contributor to efforts to create an authentic and more inclusionary environment that makes visitors and residents alike feel like this is a community that welcomes entrepreneurs and innovators. Our region’s small business owners are big bosses and a […]

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 […]

Active Flint residents gear up for HAP Crim Festival of Races

Active Flint residents gear up for HAP Crim Festival of Races

Runners – and walkers – of all experience levels will get on their marks Aug. 24-25. All ages, backgrounds and abilities, including wheelchair participants, will be represented in the annual HAP Crim Festival of Races. Organizers at the Crim Fitness Foundation say competing is less the goal of the outing than camaraderie, as participants from […]

Flint’s resilience and high-growth businesses in the spotlight

Flint’s resilience and high-growth businesses in the spotlight

Continued signs of growth signal Flint’s resilience and are laying the groundwork for Michigan’s next comeback city story. That was the buzz of side conversations occurring at the recent 2017 Art of Achievement Awards event. The question in the room wasn’t whether Flint and Genesee County investments were going to continue, but rather how stakeholders […]