Kettering University launches $150 million fundraising campaign, unveils plans for new Learning Commons

Kettering University launches $150 million fundraising campaign, unveils plans for new Learning Commons

Kettering University has launched a $150 million fundraising campaign entitled “Boldly Forward” and unveiled plans for a new Learning Commons — a major academic hub to be built on its campus. With the addition of the new Learning Commons, Kettering University continues its ongoing investment in the City of Flint. The university says an estimated 118 new construction jobs […]

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 […]

Flint natives to bring Poke Bowl restaurant to University Avenue Corridor

Flint natives to bring Poke Bowl restaurant to University Avenue Corridor

There is a pretty obvious way to become a neighborhood institution – be around when it starts to develop and grow. That’s the plan for siblings and co-owners Justin Bush and Jeron Dotson and their future restaurant Poke (pronounced Pahkee) Bowl. Poke is a combination of Japanese (usually sushi) and Hawaiian food served in a […]

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 […]

Flint soccer franchise salutes city’s history with new name and look

Flint soccer franchise salutes city’s history with new name and look

The former Michigan Bucks, regarded as the most successful franchise in the former Premier Development League’s history, will compete as the Flint City Bucks this year. A name-change announcement for the soccer club that will call downtown Flint’s Atwood Stadium their home field was held at Ferris Wheel Jan. 30. More than 1,000 online entries […]

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 […]

Flint Trading Co. forges stories of the community through custom designs

Flint Trading Co. forges stories of the community through custom designs

Aaron Bigler was searching for the perfect groomsmens’ gifts before his wedding to Ashley Kassuba, but he wanted the gifts to reflect his roots in the community. “I wanted something that was, at least, made locally, that would maybe have some amount of local materials,” says Bigler. “I wanted something that represented my upbringing and […]

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