About MEDC Community Development
The Community Development unit focuses on creating vibrant, sustainable and unique places by providing economic development services and programs to attract and retain talent in Michigan communities.The global economy has drastically shifted how municipalities and regions establish and maintain a competitive advantage. Success is determined by the ability to attract and retain the best people and ideas. These "knowledge workers" balance job opportunities with lifestyle, seeking more than just employment when deciding where to live. The concept of placemaking considers cultural and natural amenities, resources and social and professional networks.
MiPlace is a website dedicated to community development and placemaking in Michigan. Content on this site is relevant for communities, developers and individuals interested in topics ranging from redevelopment and brownfield tools to crowdfunding. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter @miplacenews to find updates and latest news.
Under The Radar Michigan features MEDC's community development and small business services
On a special episode of Under the Radar Michigan, show hosts Jim Edelman and Tom Daldin talk with Michele Wildman and Josh Hundt from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Michele and Josh discuss the wide variety of projects MEDC is focused on throughout the state and how the organization works to help small businesses both before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.