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 […]

Kettering University teams with neighborhoods, city to reimagine Flint

Kettering University teams with neighborhoods, city to reimagine Flint

A walk through the University Avenue Corridor (UAC) today looks much different than it did five years ago. With Kettering University leading the way, the neighborhood residents and businesses are making a positive change and taking pride in their communities. Kettering has been an integral part of the Flint community for nearly a century and […]

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 […]

HAP to offer free immunizations at August 4 Summer Health and Fun Fair

HAP to offer free immunizations at August 4 Summer Health and Fun Fair

Health Alliance Plan (HAP) wants to help students get ready for the next school year. For some kids that means shots to prevent diseases such as measles, mumps and hepatitis. HAP is offering free and low-cost immunizations for school-aged children at its Summer Health and Fun Fair on Saturday, Aug. 4. The fair will run […]

Joyful sounds and friendly faces highlight Heritage & Harmony Fest

Joyful sounds and friendly faces highlight Heritage & Harmony Fest

Lifting up neighbors, friends and visitors alike, the sounds of the Heritage & Harmony Festival are already drawing interest, attention and accolades on this, the first day of its 3-day run in Flint’s Historic Civic Park Neighborhood. Organizers feel that it is important to bring celebratory events like this back into Flint’s neighborhoods and are […]

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