*County News*

MML #5: Making the Economic Case for Place

April 4th 2016

MML #5:  Making the Economic Case for Place (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 4, 2016) Lansing, MI – What do communities need to thrive? This is the question explored in depth by The Michigan Municipal League and Public Sector Consultants in 2015.  They came up with eight elements of prosperous communities, and explored what research had […]

Bruce Wayne Goes to Girl Scout Camp

April 1st 2016

Bruce Wayne Goes to Girl Scout Camp (GSSEM, April 1, 2016, orig at GSSEM blog) Lapeer Township, MI – If you were one of the millions of people who saw “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” this past weekend, you may have noticed that Bruce Wayne (Batman) was living in a Mies van der Rohe inspired […]

Job Listings ~ April 1, 2016

April 1st 2016

Job Listings ~ April 1, 2016 Welcome to this edition’s Job Listing.  This list is compiled from several sources, but primarily by Ferndale Michigan Works.  There are several Michigan Works Office through Oakland County that provide valuable services to job seekers and employers.  Check out the Ferndale Michigan Works site at http://www.ferndaleschools.org/community/miworks/job-flash/.  Also, a great […]

MML#4: Deed Restrictions & Dark Stores Impacting Local Budgets

March 30th 2016

MML#4:  Deed Restrictions & Dark Stores Impacting Local Budgets (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 30, 2016) Lansing, MI – Cities and school districts depend on property taxes to provide services that residents rely on.  One might think that having large companies in the community would help because of the large size of the “big box” stores […]

MML #3: Cities Want their Share, Tool Shows Funding Loss by Community

March 26th 2016

MML #3: Cities Want their Share, Tool Shows Funding Loss by Community (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 26, 2016) Lansing, MI – Only four states have reduced the amount of tax dollars going to municipal governments, and of those Michigan has decreased funding the most.  Robert Kleine of Great Lakes Economic Consulting spoke about the subject […]

Low Priced Trees for Sale through Oakland Conservation, Deadline April 8

March 25th 2016

Low Priced Trees for Sale through Oakland Conservation District, Deadline April 8 (Oakland County Conservation District, March 25, 2016) Waterford, MI – The Oakland County Conservation District has low-cost trees and shrubs for sale.  This helps encourage planting and helps raise money for conservation efforts while providing a great deal for homeowners or businesses.  The […]

Oakland County Population Grows, but is Passed by Franklin County, Ohio – Home of the Buckeyes

March 25th 2016

Oakland County Population Grows, but is Passed by Franklin County, Ohio – Home of the Buckeyes (Kurt Metzger, March 25, 2016) The Census Bureau released new July 1, 2015 county population estimates today.  While Oakland County experienced the 5th straight year of population growth this decade, the 2014-2015 growth was the smallest of the five, […]

MML# 2: Michigan’s TED Puts Tools for Success Together

March 24th 2016

MML# 2:  Michigan’s TED Puts Tools for Success Together (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 24, 2016) Lansing, MI – For about the past year the State of Michigan has taken a team approach to economic growth with the creation of  TED: the Talent and Economic Department. TED brings together multiple agencies, including: Michigan Economic Development Corporation, […]

MML #1: Cities Reviewing Sign Ordinances in Wake of Supreme Court Ruling

March 22nd 2016

MML #1: Cities Reviewing Sign Ordinances in Wake of Supreme Court Ruling (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 22, 2016) Lansing, MI – The Town of Gilbert, Arizona stuck to their guns on a signage ordinance and now communities across the country are taking a good hard look at their signage ordinances. The June 2015 decision in […]

2016 LGBT Ultimate Wedding Expo Pictures

March 21st 2016

2016 LGBT Ultimate Wedding Expo Pictures (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 21, 2016) Detroit, MI – Between the Lines held their annual Ultimate Wedding and Anniversary Expo on March 20 at Motor City Casino.  The event connected thousands of lovebirds with resources they may need when planning their wedding or anniversary.  Among the vendors were wedding […]

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