← Financial Empowerment | Rural | →

Learn how to bring investment to a small town. See how others found surprising opportunities in Michigan’s rural areas.
pdfEpisode Transcript


1 introRural Intro

[watch now]

There’s more to rural Michigan than farming! Get a peek at what this episode features.

2 hussHuss Project, Three Rivers

[watch now]

Visit a historic former school in Three Rivers and take a tour of the future community center and garden at The Huss Project with *culture is not optional.

3 conferenceMI Rural Conference, Thompsonville

[watch now]

Each year leaders from small town communities gather at Crystal Mountain for the Michigan Rural Council Small Town and Rural Development Conference.

4 stormcloudStormcloud Brewery, Frankfort

[watch now]

Go on a tour of Stormcloud Brewing Company, a local brewery in Frankfort specializing in Belgian-inspired ales. At the pub on the shores of Lake Michigan you can get beer, ale, mead, and great food!

5 olivetFarm to School, Olivet

[watch now]

Kids in Olivet experience local foods during a farmer visit to their cafeteria on Farm to School month. Video produced by MSU CRFS.

6 cultivate miCultivate Michigan, Bangor

[watch now]

Visit Michigan’s hispanic farming cooperative Farmers on the Move and hear about how Cultivate Michigan aims to help institutions purchase 20% of their food locally by 2020. Video produced by MSU CRFS.

7 milanEast Main Redevelopment, Milan

[watch now]

Tour a model success story for any small town that wants to upgrade its downtown. The East Main Redevelopment in Milan is a full block historic redevelopment that will have 15 apartments and 8 storefronts.

8 endRural Finale

[watch now]

Bloopers and concluding thoughts on rural development in Michigan.