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Urban Redevelopment

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Of Government And Cities

The two candidates were asked in the CBS Local Forum: What is your urban agenda? Name a few struggling cities and define how your agenda would specifically affect them?


Knapps Centre in downtown Lansing on Sept. 10, 2012. Photo by J.C. Szalanski via Wikimedia Commons

Lansing Pulls Off Redevelopment Of Old Knapp’s Department Store

A city that turned an eyesore former power station into an insurance company headquarters obviously has a knack for the unlikely, if not the impossible. And the next step is an old department store.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/07/2012

Green Manufacturing Key To Michigan’s Cities; Education A Big Problem

Business Leaders for Michigan Thursday announced initial findings from a study it commissioned to develop strategies that the state could use to encourage, facilitate and support our urban and metropolitan areas with their redevelopment efforts.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/28/2011

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Business Leaders for Michigan Launches Urban Strategies Initiative

Business Leaders for Michigan, the state’s business roundtable, today announced that it launched its Urban Strategies Initiative, a project designed to develop effective strategies that the state could use to encourage, facilitate and support our urban areas with their redevelopment efforts.



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