Networking on the East Side of Mid-Michigan

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Lauren Silverman
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Networking on the East Side of Mid-Michigan

Mlive.com reported last Sunday that Flint, Bay County and Saginaw County have all started young professionals networking groups to fight brain-drain. »


My Fulfilling Life in Michigan

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Kate Tykocki
Monday, November 30, 2009

To be honest, I don’t know why I stayed. I just did. Maybe it was fear of trying somewhere new. Maybe it was a desire to be close to my family. Maybe it was just habit. But I did stay, and the longer I’ve been here the more I feel glad I stayed. »


Michigan’s Mixed Messages About Job Prospects

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Lauren Silverman
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Michigan’s Mixed Messages About Job Prospects

Tracking job opportunities in Michigan over the last few months has been like watching a tennis match between two kids. The ball’s been all over the place, and there hasn’t been one rally –- but everyone still wants to be optimistic. »


Creating Policies to Lure College Grads to Detroit

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Lauren Silverman
Friday, November 20, 2009
Creating Policies to Lure College Grads to Detroit

When college students travel to Detroit, it‘s usually to visit nightclubs, maybe a ballgame. But last weekend a group of students spent time in the city for something completely different. »


Young People Make Connections in Jackson

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Lauren Silverman
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Young People Make Connections in Jackson

Every third Tuesday, young professionals from the Jackson area get together to network and talk about local job opportunities. David Buchanan, who's a member of the group they call Jacktown Connect, told me that it has been hard for young people in Jackson looking to start careers. »


‘Selling Detroit’

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Lauren Silverman
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
‘Selling Detroit’

Five advertising agencies with offices in Detroit are developing campaigns targeted at Generation Y to "Sell Detroit." The goal is to change people's perception of Detroit and attract young people to the city. »


Stirring Up Movement on Facebook

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Michigan Radio
Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Lauren's story "Pledging Allegiance to Michigan" inspired Grand Rapids resident Kevin Buist to start a Facebook group called "Michigan by Choice." The group already has more than 110 members a day after its founding. »


Pledging Allegiance to Michigan

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Lauren Silverman
Monday, November 16, 2009
Pledging Allegiance to Michigan

A lot of young Michigan college students practically pledge to themselves they will leave the state after they graduate. But some of the best and brightest are pledging their allegiance to Michigan. »


Where Generation Y Is Headed

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Lauren Silverman
Friday, November 13, 2009
Where Generation Y Is Headed

Where did the 14,000 Michigan graduates who packed their bags and left the state in 2008 all go? Matthew Neagel is a researcher at a local think tank in Ann Arbor called Michigan Future. He says most graduates headed to a handful of major urban centers. »


New Features on Generation Y Michigan

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Michigan Radio
Thursday, November 12, 2009
New Features on Generation Y Michigan

We want to create a variety of ways to interact with the Generation Y Michigan project. Here are some of the developments we've been rolling out in the past week or two. »


Midwest v 2.0: New Innovations, Re-energized Workforce, Sustainable Future Event

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Lauren Silverman
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Midwest v 2.0: New Innovations, Re-energized Workforce, Sustainable Future Event

This weekend students and experts in the new economy public policy field will gather at the MSU Detroit Center for the "Midwest v 2.0: New Innovations, Re-energized Workforce, Sustainable Future" event. »


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