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Vacationing in the trees: How forests are helping to grow Michigan's tourism economy

Sandy beaches and boating may be the quintessential tourist attractions in Michigan, but forests are driving a growing segment of the state's tourism economy. Here's why healthy trees matter for growing jobs and local economies in Michigan. 

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What We've Lost: The community impact of invasive species

Invasive species are costly to Michigan cities and their residents, negatively affecting everyone's quality of life. Here's some of what we've lost to invasive species and how we can prevent future invasives from causing similar damage.

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Miguel Torres, helping children follow their educational dreams.

Miguel Torres at Michigan State University works closely with migrant and seasonal farmworker families across the state of Michigan to motivate out-of-school youth who are trying to earn their GED. 

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River City MRKT creates a place for artisans, designers, and crafters to share and sell their work.

River City MRKT is a new pop-up art & craft market giving the community a chance to support and celebrate the work of Mid-Michigan’s talented artists, designers, DIYers, and creatives.

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LCC uses National Small Business Week to shine a spotlight on a few of the many good ones.

On National Small Business Week, the Small Business Development Center at Lansing Community College celebrated the week by spotlighting eight local small businesses that are new and thriving, or have made an impact on the region.

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Join Capital Gains and Public Sector Consultants for an early childhood policy conversation June 11

Business leaders, educators, and politicians from across the country agree: evidence-based early childhood programs are key to preparing all young people to succeed in school. In turn, this preparation and success result in better opportunities over the course of their lives. Join Capital Gains and Public Sector Consultants for an early childhood policy conversation on June 11 as we explore the importance of birth to age 3 in Michigan.

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Lansing chefs putting their best food forward

These Greater Lansing chefs may not be celebrities (yet), but their dedication to the art of cooking has made them rising stars locally. They share their insights on the cooking profession and how they’re dealing with a new generation of educated foodies.

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Changing lives from the very start: Report identifies best measures to help at-risk kids

More than half of Michigan's kids from birth to age 3 are at risk of showing up to kindergarten unprepared to learn. A new report outlines measures with the most evidence of success and highest return on investment to help them.

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Is starting college during high school Michigan's ticket to success?

Imagine a future where every Michigan student not only went to college, but started that collegiate career before they even left high school. For some students, it's already happening, and it could have big implications for education in our state.

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Board game nights are bringing people out for some old-fashioned fun.

Ever wanted to introduce your favorite board game to a new group of people just as enthusiastic as you? Now there are groups in Lansing, meeting at restaurants and bars across town. Take your games and join them!

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StartUp Grind Lansing, creating a venue for connection, learning, and collaboration

Startup Grind Lansing gives entrepreneurs, business owners, youth, and community members the opportunity to learn, collaborate, and connect with one another every month.

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Lansing rises to the challenge of getting in shape

Metro Lansing Loses a Million gives mid-Michiganders the tools they need get healthy once and for all.


Neighborhood associations make Lansing feel like home

Three Lansing neighborhood association leaders share their love for their community and why they’re committed to making their neighbors feel at home.

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Lansing's recent rank as an affordable city confirms love is here to stay

A popular website with a knack for creating well-researched top 10 lists recently identified Lansing as one of the nation's most affordable, mid-sized cities—adding one more proof that people love Lansing and choose to make the Capital City home. 


Should I stay or should I go? The question LGBT families are asking in Lansing and across Michigan

A civil rights group recently ranked Michigan as one of the worst states for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people to live. Find out more about the challenges Lansing-area LGBT families face and how members of the community are working hard to provide a welcoming place where all people are free to live, work, and play. 
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