2012 Building Michigan Communities Conference Marks Debut of New Pure Michigan "Placemaking" Success Web site - MIplace.org

Launch of MIplace Partnership Initiative celebrates state's great places

LANSING, Mich., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority:

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Who:
Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) Executive Director Gary Heidel

What:
Announcement of the MIplace Partnership, the state's new effort designed to improve the quality of key places in targeted Michigan municipalities and help those communities become more globally competitive with attraction and retention of talent. The MIplace Partnership initiative is based on reshaping existing programs in several state departments to focus on local placemaking activities that spur economic growth, create jobs and can restore prosperity to Michigan. The new MIplace Partnership Web site is Michigan's one-stop shop for everything about placemaking – what it is, where it's happening across the state, and how to get started. www.miplace.org offers inspirational first-hand accounts of Pure Michigan placemaking success stories, rich photography and videos, and the opportunity to engage in lively group discussions through the MIplace Facebook page at facebook.com/MIplace2012. 

The announcement kicks off the 2012 Building Michigan Communities Conference (formerly the Michigan Conference on Affordable Housing) in Lansing. The 14th annual conference is the nation's largest event of its kind and is attended by experts and advocates on housing, community development, finance and public policy.

When:            
8:30 AM
Monday, April 23, 2012

Where:          
Lansing Center
333 East Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933-1499

SOURCE Michigan State Housing Development Authority



RELATED LINKS
http://www.michigan.gov/mshda
http://www.miplace.org/

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