In the News: Genesee District Library, workforce supply development, North Flint Food Market

Genesee District Library named Star Library

Genesee District Library is one of four libraries in Michigan named a Star Library by the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service. 
This is the first time Genesee District Library has been honored with the status, which it received in part because of the libraries “per capita use of digital resources such as eBooks, eMusic and eMagazines,” according to a press release. 


Developing the regional workforce supply

I-69 Thumb Region is looking for proposals that will improve the regional workforce supply in 2018 and into the future. 
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. will provide a $38,000 dollar grant that the partnership will use to fund the proposals that are chosen. The proposals should address either underemployment or retirement/succession planning.
The I-69 Thumb Region is a partnership of the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership, Lapeer Development Corporation, Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County, Sanilac & Huron County Economic Development Corporation and Tuscola County Economic Development Corporation.

Proposals are due by noon Feb. 13, 2018. Details are available online at


North Flint Food Market to present at national conference

The North Flint Food Market has been selected to present at the Food Co-Op Initiative’s Up & Coming Conference March 16-17, 2018, in Milwaukee, Wisc.
Edgar Clarke, membership coordinator of the North Flint Food Market, will speak about the development of the market during one of the sessions at the conference. The North Flint Food Market is the first food co-op in Genesee County. Work has already started at the site and full construction will begin later this year.

For more information, visit North Flint Food Market online