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HUD Grants $1.57 Million to Flint for Master Plan Update

Thanks to a $1.57 million grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Challenge Planning Grant Program, the City of Flint now has the funds to update its decades-old master plan.

The grant will provide the funding needed to update the city’s master plan, which was last updated in 1960 when Flint’s population was at a peak 196,000. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Flint is now 102,434…

The Flint Area Reinvestment Office assisted in the grant request and review process by hiring Linda Fowler, who is well-versed in the federal grant review process experience, and has 12 years’ experience working for the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Department of Labor. Now the president of the consulting firm Regenerate, Fowler assists communities like Flint on regional collaboration and economic transformation issues. Fowler also assisted Ed Montgomery, former director of the federal Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers office, in helping provide support to auto communities like Flint. Read the rest of the newsletter here.

Advisers ready to help space workers

Florida Today, April 30,2010

Two powerhouse consultants who steered Kokomo, Ind., and Milwaukee through massive layoffs and economic hardship will turn their focus today on Brevard County and the fate of workers at Kennedy Space Center.

Economic and workforce development consultants Ed Morrison and Linda Fowler are credited with guiding both cities through dark economic times created by the layoffs of thousands of auto and manufacturing workers. Read the rest of the article here.

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