Wednesday, October 06, 2004
MiLife MiTimes Raises Awareness of Michigan's 'Creative Assets'
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) has launched MiLife MiTimes e-magazine, a fresh perspective on life, work and culture in Michigan. The monthly e-magazine promotes the state's quality of life to college graduates across the nation.
"Michigan has much to offer college graduates and professionals," said George Zimmermann, MEDC senior vice president of Travel Michigan and Business Marketing. "MiLife MiTimes is a great venue to raise awareness of the 'creative assets' that make Michigan a great place to live and work."
Michigan's public universities are partnering with the MEDC to distribute this medium to attract young professionals to the state's cities. New developments in Michigan's business and arts communities, employment, events and unique places will be featured.
"Knowledge workers are the driving force for economic development and growth," said Zimmermann. "If Michigan is to compete with other states, we must provide the business opportunities as well as educational, cultural and entertainment options that this segment of the population seeks."
MiLife MiTimes is the latest component of Governor Jennifer Granholm's "Cool Cities" initiative announced earlier this year. It is aimed at enhancing the state's ability to attract members of the dynamic "creative class" to live and work in Michigan. Subscription to the monthly e-magazine is free. Visit www.milifemitimes.org to sign up!
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, a partnership between the state and local communities, promotes smart economic growth by developing strategies and providing services to create and retain good jobs and a high quality of life.