Advancing Macomb Showcased on WXYZ TV 7

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Advancing Macomb featured on Detroit's Spotlight on the News. Chuck Stokes interviews Executive Director Melissa Roy about new developments in Macomb County.

Increasing investment in Macomb County’s economic and community assets. (Melissa Roy, Executive Director)

Greater attention is shining on Macomb County, Michigan and for good reason. Advancing Macomb, a local Nonprofit is stepping up efforts to support the community. Modeled after other local Michigan organizations such as the former Detroit Renaissance and Grand Rapids-based Grand Action, Advancing Macomb (AM), is a nonprofit working to spur economic reinvestment in the community and civic leadership in Macomb County, Michigan.

View Executive Director Melissa Roy in a recent interview with Chuck Stokes on WXYZ Detroit.

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Advancing Macomb provides a unified voice for Macomb’s corporate, institutional, non-profit and public sectors. With a mission to enhance the quality of life for Macomb County communities by leveraging collective support to invest in new and existing assets. While the immediate focus is primarily in Macomb County, AM also will look for opportunities for cooperation within the region, Michigan, the Midwest and globally.

Macomb County is heralded for its natural resources, community-oriented residents known for their strong work ethic, a business friendly environment, excellent schools from Pre-K through Community College, a talented workforce and affordable housing. It is also seen in the region as an area with a strong industrial base and growing cultural diversity.
In the past 10 years, Macomb County has experienced the most population growth, 6.7 percent, of any county in Michigan and closing in on 900,000 residents, it is the third most populous county in the state. Macomb County is home to more than 130 parks covering 12,000 acres, has four major public parks (Freedom Hill County Park, Macomb Orchard Trail, Lake St. Clair Metropark and Stoney Creek Metropark) and is recognized for its 89.34 square miles of water including Lake St. Clair, which borders the County on the east.

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Advancing Macomb Advancing Macomb is a business and community leadership group representing over 20 leading employers, three principal business organizations and the largest higher educational institution in Macomb County, an area encompassing approximately 900,000 residents and 18,000 businesses. Advancing Macomb is committed to enhancing local communities by leveraging a unified civic leadership voice throughout the Detroit region.

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