The Power of MILE & Local Investing - April 5th marked the three-year anniversary of President Obama signing the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act into law. Among other provisions, Title III of the Act paved the way for non-accredited investors—those 93% of Americans who make less than
Adrian Succeeds in Public Spaces Community Places Crowdfunding Campaign! - The Adrian Kiwanis Ted Durst Trailhead Park will be completed and ready for the public in Spring 2015 thanks to a unique partnership and a cutting edge way to raise funds.  The City, together with the Adrian Kiwanis Club, utilized
Five Public Projects Funded Through New MEDC Crowdfunding Match Program, 4 More In The Works! What’s Your Project? - The Public Spaces Community Places program is the most exciting initiative coming out of the State right now – helping fund local public projects – with the help of crowdfunding – that support the activation of space in communities. And
Adrian and Grand Rapids Poised to Get State Money for Public Projects Through Crowdfunding Campaign - Public projects in the cities of Adrian and Grand Rapids could get $25,000 and $10,000 respectively from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation if they raise as much in an online crowdfunding campaign which kicked off this week. These two new
Crowdfunding: Tapping into Local Investment Power - League members filled the room, anxious to learn about how crowdfunding could benefit their communities. Summer Minnick, the League’s director of policy initiatives and federal affairs, engaged the audience with an interactive activity designed to gauge their current level of
Why MILE Matters for Michigan - Michigan economic developers, local communities of all sizes, chambers of commerce, and any Michigan resident who loves the place they live should investigate MILE, the Michigan Invests Locally Exemption, or PA264 of 2013. With this law, Michigan became the leader
Public Projects Succeeding in Public Spaces Community Places Crowdfunding Matching Grant Program - The newly created program, Public Spaces Community Places, is off to a successful start already – with it’s first two projects reaching their “raise” amount and succeeding in getting the dollar for dollar matching grant from the Michigan Economic Development
New Paper Published by ReConsider and Michigan State University Highlights Crowdfunding - We’ve highlighted the work that Angela Barbash is doing to help grow the investment crowdfunding movement on before. Well now, her business, Reconsider, has teamed up with Michigan State University to publish a Co-Learning Plan that provides information about
Madison Heights Campaign for Flood Victims Sparks More Crowdfunding Ideas - Torrential rains blew through Southeast Michigan on August 11, sending gushing water through freeways, neighborhood streets and basements.  When the skies finally cleared, cars, couches and cabinets were left bobbing in huge pools of storm water like rubber ducks in
Marquette Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Awesome Skatepark - Marquette has an awesome downtown skatepark, but they’d like to make it even more awesome for the community. So the city has set out on a quest to raise additional funds through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Public Spaces Community Places