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Creating a Diversified Workforce

More employers than ever before are becoming aware of the ways a diverse workplace can benefit the bottom line. Employers with a diverse team find that ideas and solutions can be fuller and richer, not to mention more plentiful when they come from a wide range of perspectives and experiences. It’s also good for both […]

International Ambitions

The multinational e-commerce giant eBay is working with Lansing to launch a Retail Revival program. The goal: Help Lansing businesses extend their grasp to include eBay’s global marketplace. The fact that eBay has around 175 million buyers worldwide makes that an extensive reach. Training small business and the entrepreneurial community is key to the program’s […]

Partnering on Parks: Recreation efforts moving forward across Lansing

Capital improvement projects are in the works for Lansing thanks to funds pulled from the Lansing Park Millage. The most recent iteration of the millage was approved in August 2015 by Lansing voters and will remain in place until 2020 with a goal of keeping Lansing parks well-maintained, safe and inviting.  Every five years, city […]

Michigan on the Move: Program’s Goal is to Improve Accessibility to Transportation

At last spring’s 2018 Mackinac Policy Conference, Gov. Rick Snyder announced the $8 million Michigan Mobility Challenge, its goal to improve life for Michiganders through improved accessibility to transportation. Michigan is a leader in technological developments that will expand transportation possibilities for everyone, especially in accessibility for veterans, people with disabilities and seniors. “As residents […]

Big, Artful Changes: Coming to a Park Near You

Powerful forces for good teamed up to bring change to an expansion of outdoor Lansing, now known as Rotary Park. Yet, there’s a lot going on at Adado Riverfront Park and other places in Greater Lansing, including the Lansing River Trail. The Capital Region Community Foundation is coordinating private funding for riverfront projects and committing […]

The Growing Options and Opportunities in Skilled Trades

The current lack of skilled trades workers in the U.S. is no secret, and contributors to the shortage include this country’s last recession and baby boomer retirements. According to data compiled by the Technical Careers Division of Lansing Community College (LCC) and partners at the Lansing Board of Water & Light, the International Brotherhood of […]

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