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Funding Sources for Community Economic Development

Below are some of the best places to use when you are seeking funding for community economic development in Michigan. CEDAM members can log in here to see more grant tools and our list of foundations and businesses that fund CED. KBS Funding Resources provides an up-to-date list of funding opportunities in Michigan. MSU Funding Center lists Michigan grant sources...

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The Bright Side: Small Business

Designed for entrepreneurs, this episode covers starting a business, business incubators, locavesting, lending, patenting, DDA resources and the Microenterprise Network of Michigan. Episode Transcript Business Intro[watch now]Additional details on some of the videos in this episode. Starting a Business[watch now]Tips and tricks for starting a business in Michigan presented by the I-69 Trade Corridor Region SBDC....

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The Bright Side: Food & Farm

Get a sample of fresh food scenes in Michigan that are solving challenges like food access, health and nutrition, and food and farm business success. Fresh Michigan Food [watch now] What do you do when you don’t have a car and the nearest produce section is 10 miles away? When your kids have never seen certain fruits...

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Starting a Business in Michigan

Over the past few years, many CEDAM members have added new services to support small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. Last month CEDAM connected with the I-69 Trade Corridor Michigan SBDC to film a Starting a Business class that covers everything entrepreneurs should consider to ensure that the business they start will be successful. We bundled...

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The Bright Side: Michigan Housing & Community Development Fund

If Michigan is going to be a comeback state, we need to find a way to create communities people want to live in. One of CEDAM’s policy goals is to fund the Michigan Housing and Community Development Fund. We traveled the state to visit completed and in-progress projects made possible by the fund to see...

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Does Placemaking Lead to Gentrification?

Last month during a MIplace Placemaking Curriculum training, one of the attendees asked, “Does placemaking lead to gentrification?” We put this question to some of the MIplace partners and they came back with two very good articles published last month. We added the first article for a little background on gentrification if you are not...

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Scooter Returns: LIHTC, CDBG, EITC, Section 8

In 2011, a paper stick figure named Scooter revitalized an abandoned school in his neighborhood with Low Income Housing Tax Credits. Today that video is one of CEDAM’s most popular because it is an easy way for members to show new staff, interns, AmeriCorps members and others what LIHTC is and how it works. We...

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The Bright Side Features Shelter

What happens when a family suddenly needs a new place to live? Last month we had a chance to visit and collect success stories from some of our members and other organizations that provide emergency shelter and housing in Michigan. Introduction by Anne Grantner, Executive Director at Shelter of Flint[watch now] This episode begins at the...