The Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University is hosting an expert on localism. The speaker will explain why buying local and supporting small businesses has gained popularity in recent years.
“The underlying concept is that ownership and purchasing power actually improves the quality of our local community and our local economy.”
A $3 million gift is helping the University of Michigan start a fund to help bring potential developments in the engineering and medical research fields to market.
The Ann Arbor school's Board of Regents on Thursday approved the Monroe-Brown Seed Fund, which is a collaboration between the university's College of Engineering's Center for Entrepreneurship and the Medical School's Fast Forward Medical Innovation program.