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(Wayland, Mich.) –

Wayland Main Street/Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will host a local investing workshop on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 9:30AM to 12:00PM at New Life Community Church.

The workshop, titled Grubstake, is the first of seven planned throughout the State of Michigan and will teach the fundamentals of how to make sound community investments and directly participate and benefit from the revitalization of one’s own community.

Investing locally seems like a no-brainer to most but knowing if it’s the right fit is another story. Grubstake will discuss the MILE Act (Michigan Invests Locally Exemption) which allows companies in Michigan to raise capital from investors in Michigan. Come see a mock pitch, ask questions, and learn from the experiences of others.

Led by REVALUE of Ypsilanti, Grubstake was developed in partnership with the Michigan Main Street Center and is supported by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Michigan Municipal League (MML), Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the National Coalition for Community Capital (NC3).

“Downtown Wayland is proud to host this incredible workshop and bring critical investing tools to our community. Grubstake as a word may leave you scratching your head but investing and raising capital doesn’t have to. Revalue and the Michigan Main Street Center have created a rare and innovative opportunity for our community.” Executive Director, Ingrid Miller.

Grubstake is free and open to the public. Space is limited, registration is required. For more information or to register visit,

For more information contact, Ingrid Miller, Executive Director, at 888.417.6653 or



About Wayland Main Street

Wayland Main Street organizes and implements a holistic revitalization program for Downtown Wayland. We are friends and neighbors pulling together in a grassroots organization powered by community business and property owners, employees and volunteers, and residents and visitors of all ages. We are building legacy by encouraging and catalyzing preservation, investment and development. We are hometown folks celebrating place by bringing people together at special events, promoting awareness and involvement, and instilling pride in Wayland.