UM-Dearborn’s iLabs’ eCities research recognized Michigan communities for encouraging economic growth and development

Six communities in Michigan have been lauded for the strategies they employ to foster entrepreneurial growth and economic development, according to the annual eCities study.

The study, conducted by iLabs, UM-Dearborn’s Center for Innovation Research, identified Grand Blanc, Madison Heights, Oak Park, Sault Ste. Marie, Tecumseh and Pittsfield Township for their strategies, innovative programs and best practices geared toward business development.

“The eCities project highlights how local governments from across the state of Michigan are cultivating and supporting economic development,” said Tim Davis, director iLabs. “These communities show how local governments can work in distinct and strategic ways to energize public spaces, while investing in businesses and job development.”

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