Each month The Greater Lansing Business Monthly invites authors from two views — one conservative, one liberal — to share their thoughts on a rotating topic. This month’s topic: What can we do as a state to attract more young talent?
Recently, the City of Williamston has made efforts to celebrate its past while planning and developing for its future.
In August, I had the opportunity to join leaders from around the country at the Mayor’s Innovation Project (MIP) Conference in Chapel Hill, NC. The MIP is a learning network among world-wide mayors committed to “high road” policy and governance: shared prosperity, environmental sustainability and efficient democratic government. The conference supports these efforts through the study of concrete examples that can be adapted and initiated rapidly.
Anyone who has been nominated for the 10 Over the Next Ten award in Lansing knows that there is a lengthy application process. This year a record number of nominations were received, meaning, this is an award that means something. It’s not easy to earn.
Editor’s note: Please visit www.lansingbusinessnews.com for a special video exclusive of Maker Week filmed by M3 Group’s Mark Warner.
Most people do not think of themselves as a “maker” — but in fact, many of us are. A maker is really anyone who creates, builds, tinkers or imagines. Makers from around the state took part in a full week of hands-on activities at Michigan’s first-ever Lansing Maker Week and the Midwest’s first Startup Weekend: Maker Edition held Oct. 6 through 12.
On a drive noted for its natural beauty, the passage between Lansing and points far north features its most majestic offering along the flats of Gratiot County. Wind turbines. Scores of them stand majestically in corn fields, spinning gracefully, each a powerful new source of electricity for the state’s utilities.