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City Dive: Milford taps potential as western Oakland County's downtown

Milford is growing from a sleepy town to a quasi-urban hub. Patrick Dunn tells us how in our latest edition of City Dive, where we tell the stories of metro Detroit's changing communities.

Milford's Central Park

Get AMPed: A New Multi-Purpose Amphitheater is Coming to Downtown Milford

AMP in Central Park is a grassroots effort to build a multi-use outdoor amphitheater in Milford's Central Park. AMP is a collaborative effort between the Rotary Club of Milford, the Huron Valley Chamber of Commerce, and the Milford Downtown Development Authority

'Tis the Season to Give: Oakland County Charities Benefit From Casual Day Fund

The gift giving came a little early for a handful of Oakland County charities this year. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson played Santa and passed out checks totaling $26,000 to seventeen local charities.

The Ways to Stabilize a Community: Prosper Q&A with Karry Rieth

Block grants, home improvement grants, home-buying programs, foreclosure prevention and counseling programs. All these things are facilitated by the Oakland County Community & Home Improvement Division. It's a part of local government that's focused on maintaining the community, the neighborhood, and the home. Prosper dives in.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Turkey. Cranberries. Sweet potatoes. Pumpkin pie. And, of course, we can't forget thanks. That sounds like a great Thanksgiving to us. Have a wonderful holiday and a happy Thanksgiving Prosper readers.

Have You Seen Our New Feature Yet?

Last issue we rolled out a new feature to the Prosper newsletter. If you scroll down, below the featured stories, you'll see our workforce section. Each issue we'll display three jobs landed, three jobs available, as well as three internships that are up for grabs -- and they are all in Oakland County.

Prosper Q&A: Placemaking with Larry Falardeau

What is placemaking? What does that mean for Oakland County? What exactly does a principal planner for the OC's Planning & Economic Development (PED) Services do? Larry Falardeau spends some time with Prosper answering those questions and a handful of others about what's up with Oakland County and its PED services.

Prosper Spotlight: Oakland County's Economic Outlook Luncheon

Yes, there is a light at the end of the economic tunnel, say forecasters. If the county can bear a few more months of hardship, it will be poised to emerge more prosperous than ever.

Prosper Spotlight: Lola Are

The Prosper Spotlight is on Lola Are, the head of the Oakland County Business Center and the Senior Business Consultant on the OC economic development team. Her primary focus is on helping small businesses and emerging entrepreneurs promote growth, expansion, innovation, increased productivity and improved management.

Arts & Culture: Local Projects Receive Mini-Grants

The Oakland County Office of Arts & Culture has recently awarded local cultural institutions $30,100. Funding was made possible by the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) Regional Regranting program.
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