Economic Development

Full-time employee Nicole Zepp assembles a Stormy Kromer vest.  Zepp says she has personally utilized almost every program offered at St. Luke's including New Paths, food pantry, employment prep, and the literacy program.
The new Lear manufacturing plant will supply seats to GM's Flint Assembly plant, where Silverado and Sierra trucks are produced. Pictured here is the interior of the 2016 Chevy Silverado Heavy Duty truck.

This is what Flint workers will build in new Lear plant


Behind the scenes of Floradora, another business operated by Meghan Hoffman helps give women new beginning.
Married just five years, Mark and Meghan Hoffman just launched their fifth Flint business.

Building a business empire (and marriage) in Flint


Crystal Pepperdine, executive director of Flint Handmade, says: “Creativity is one of the things that make people, people.”
The 2017 class of Diplomat Fellows pose with CEO Phil Hagerman.
North Flint Reinvestment Corp is looking to begin construction in 2018 on property across the street from Eagle’s Nest Academy on West Pierson Road. The other new grocery operated by Fresh Start CDC Inc. is eying North Saginaw and Hamilton streets as
Senegal Tuklor Williams sees the need for a grocery store closer to home.
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Latina Restaurant and Pizzeria is known for its lasagna, pizza and antipasto.

Latina’s, a food family, for Flint families


George Wilkinson
80sintheHole

Like, totally rad 80s retro party motoring into Flint


GearUp Academy now is located in the Dryden Building but is looking to relocate to the Ferris Wheel Building. It launched a Patronicity campaign to help fund the move.

New alternative high school looks to expand in downtown Flint


Nursing students at the University of Michigan-Flint pose in the state-of-the-art simulation lab. The nursing program will expand almost 50 percent in January.

UM-Flint School of Nursing grows almost 50 percent


Marcus Bieth started as an employee when Flint City T-shirts opened in 2003 and worked his way up to co-owner three years ago.
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