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Lansing's Black History and Future

Three local civil rights experts weigh in on the meaning of Black History Month in a post-Ferguson world, and we dig into some of Lansing’s rich black history. 

The Zone: providing students with a pipeline into the workplace and community

In East Lansing, Jackson National Life Insurance Company’s The Zone models how to develop business growth, student professionalism, and community outreach through its strategic and flexible plan.  

Strategies to design and invest in Michigan's smalltowns

Michigan State University has been teaming up with the Michigan Municipal League and state agencies to involve residents in transforming their cities and small towns through an all-inclusive strategic planning process.

Building up the Michigan/Grand River Corridor

With two projects under their belt and one in the works, Wolf River Development is at the center of a goal to build up the Michigan/Grand River Corridor in Lansing and East Lansing. Their housing projects are bringing students back to campus and helping to contribute to the density and vibrancy of the area. 

The Spartan Line: Connecting Spartans in Chicago to the Capital region

What better way to connect the more than 25,000 Chicago-based MSU alumni to the Lansing area than a train wrapped in green and white? That's exactly what the Prima Civitas Foundation has done with The Spartan Line. Learn all about how the new initiative is a lot more than just a fun ride.
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David Hollister

Often credited with sparking the original turn-around in downtown Lansing, David Hollister spent his three terms as Lansing’s mayor securing a new transportation center, minor league baseball and new investments from GM. Today, as president and CEO of the Prima Civitas Foundation, he's still working to secure a brighter future for the Mid-Michigan economy.
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