Economic Development

Feature Story Louie Ray grew up on Flint’s north side, near Martin Luther King Avenue Boulevard and went to Flint Central High School. A few years later he started rapping at age 22.
Feature Story La'Asia Johnson, 25, has steeped herself in all-natural skin care, educating customers about natural ingredients and the magic that can happen when you mix them all together.

How one Flint business owner is whipping up essential self-care


In The News The room where the soon-to-open Community Water Lab sits empty. Plans for tearing down its eastern wall to allow resident a look into the lab’s inner work are being considered.

$300,000 raised for Flint Development Center water lab


In The News The Fatima family is just one family that has participated in the bookshelf project as part of The Flint Club's literacy initiative "Books Change Lives."
In The News Connor Coyne, founder of Gothic Funk Press, is raising $4000 to publish two full-length books in 2020

Flint author fundraises to expand local publishing in 2020


In The News Sally Shaheen-Joseph, a two-term Mott Community College trustee, was recognized among seven co-nominees in a ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Factory One,

Mott Community College trustee awarded 2019 Sybyl Award


Innovation News Asa Zucarro, executive director of the Latinx Technology and Community Center on Lewis Street, speaks to a crowd at a public showing of The Water Box on Monday, December 2.

How the Water Box is fostering community trust across Flint


Feature Story Flint rapper Expen$ive's song "Larry Bird" caught on as a Soundcloud sensation in 2015 and has been streamed more than 240,000 times
In The News With 56 active projects, the Ferris Wheel provides assessments, research, and work space to entrepreneurs all over the city.

The Ferris Wheel awarded for growing Flint entrepreneurship


In The News Blessed to be a blessing

Free turkey dinner serving hope to Flint families


Feature Story kids in pilot school

New pilot program offered to Genesee County kids


In The News Whaley Sign

$100K helps let Whaley kids be kids


In The News Genesee District Library
In The News farmers market

Nutrition initiative creates health habits among Flint kids


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Video Fli-City Studios mural

A 3-minute tour of Flint's murals


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