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Tom Karas: A Grand Vision for Wind Power?

Blog Archive | May 19, 2009 | By Tom Karas

I have to believe that The Grand Vision process has played a part in giving citizens, like my team in Benzie, the empowerment and encouragement we need to dream....

Glenn Puit: Grand Visions, New Designs

Blog Archive | May 17, 2009 | By Glenn Puit

Seventeen years ago, some Grand Traverse-area residents launched a grassroots movement to better manage the area’s growth. They wanted to protect the area’s pristine environment, farmland, and uniqueness....

Jim Lively: Roll Out the Grand Vision!

Blog Archive | May 17, 2009 | By Jim Lively

On Tuesday May 19th from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the State Theateryou can participate in an historic event: the rollout and celebration of “the final Grand Vision”-a citizen-certified plan for the next 50 years of growth in our six-county region. And the Mich...

Spurning Coal, Manistee Rides the Windspire

May 13, 2009 | By Glenn Puit

Governor says revived factory just part of state’s green jobs future...

Jim Lively: Hooray! They Don’t Want a Dam!

Blog Archive | April 28, 2009 | By Jim Lively

Last week the Grand Traverse region took a historic step toward enhancing the region’s already outstanding water resources when local leaders voted to remove three dams from the Boardman River....

Glenn Puit: Larry Merrill, Townships, and The Grand Vision

Blog Archive | April 28, 2009 | By Glenn Puit

The Grand Vision has had more citizen involvement - over 15,000 residents - than any other planning process ever conducted in this region, and has engaged environmental groups, business leaders and civic organizations....

Chester: We’re Analyzing Coal Plant Alternatives

April 21, 2009 | By Glenn Puit

Granholm’s green jobs plan will cut need for new power...

Glenn Puit: A Grand Vision for Kalkaska’s Success

Blog Archive | April 20, 2009 | By Glenn Puit

After almost 18 months of citizen workshops, interviews, surveys, and balloting involving more than 15,000 people, the Grand Vision is ready to roll out a 50-year development plan. And Mr. Shetler thinks implementing it is key to spurring Kalkaska’s turna...

New Rules for Bay City Coal Battle

April 10, 2009 | By Glenn Puit

Utility must prove plant's needed, prudent, and feasible...

Glenn Puit: Grand Vision’s Next Steps

Blog Archive | April 9, 2009 | By Glenn Puit

With the votes tallied and the surveys sifted, the results of the six-county, citizen-based Grand Vision land use and transportation study indicate that residents of Benzie County and the five other counties in the Grand Traverse region largely agree on h...

Granholm Firm on Vetting Coal Rush

April 6, 2009 | By Glenn Puit

But lawmakers’ petition, Cox opinion reflect utilities clout...

Granholm: Michigan Can Lead in Green Economy

April 1, 2009 | By Glenn Puit

Governor explains her clean-energy initiatives in video interview...

How to Make Local Food Work for Michigan

March 31, 2009 | By Patty Cantrell

New report on economic bright spot can guide local, state officials...

Planning for Food

March 26, 2009 | By Patty Cantrell

Local governments make room for local food...

Growing Entrepreneurs

March 26, 2009 | By Patty Cantrell

Communities foster innovative farm and food businesses...

Improving the Business Environment

March 26, 2009 | By Patty Cantrell

Smarter regulations help supply meet demand...

Investing in Infrastructure

March 26, 2009 | By Patty Cantrell

Local food economy calls for new equipment and services...

Acknowlegements & Regional Directory

March 26, 2009 | By Patty Cantrell

Across Michigan local food gets cooking...

Summer Flowers, Winter Lettuce: Year-Round Success

March 26, 2009 | By Patty Cantrell

But farmers lack state support for pioneering local-food greenhouse ventures...

Charting our Good Food Course

March 25, 2009 | By Patty Cantrell

Four steps to strengthening Michigan with more local food and farming...

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