Economic Development

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In The News The GCI building is host to several facilities designed to imitate real-world work environments. The GCI conference center sits next to the restaurant where visitors and staff can purchase food cooked by students.

Students get a taste of what Genesee Career Institute has to offer


Feature Story In the face of the city’s population decline, Flint leaders and businesses are coming together to make sure everyone is informed and gets counted.
Feature Story The #waterislife mural on the side of Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in New York.

The sisterhood behind Flint’s bottled fence


Feature Story Somas' "ramen kit” allows customers to have restaurant-quality ramen at home.
In The News Civic Park
Feature Story Vantrell Erving poses with models for his SIAK clothing brand. SIAK The Brand has been featured in fashion shows and collaborations since 2018.
In The News Costa Papista holds up the Bucks' hard-earned USL League Two Championship trophy as Bucks team members celebrate the victory last year.
In The News Dan Duggan (left) and Costa Papista (right) pose with the Bucks’ 2019 MVP, Team Captain Charlie Booth (center).
Feature Story Park Place Hair Studio, LLC is a vehicle for the brand How the Clippers Saved My Life, which inspires and encourages young people in the Flint area.

Clippers help Flint youth navigate life lessons


Feature Story  Mott coach Steve Schmidt and assistant Kevin Tiggs watch a scrimmage during a Mott basketball practice in December.
In The News Charles H. Winfrey is having an open call Wednesday, Dec. 18 to bring to life all 21 characters of his play. Slated for public viewing in February, "The Saints" is a life-inspired retelling of the St. John Street neighborhood.
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."
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