Non-partisan news and information is too crucial a component of a functioning democracy to be left exclusively to market forces. Midland has been at a crossroads for a few years now. The community is hungry for a trusted, nimble, and digital-first news source.
Our mission is to increase civic engagement and promote a robust discourse on public policy issues by providing in-depth, comprehensive news coverage of local government, education, business, and the arts in Midland, Mich. To hold government agencies, elected officials, and other power brokers in Midland, Mich. accountable through responsible and fair investigative news coverage.
We also publish commentary from people with special expertise and perspectives that deserve to be part of the civic conversation.
As a nonprofit, we are obligated to pursue a mission, not deliver returns to investors, who might earn more if reporters and editors chased clicks or controversies.
Energize is Midland's self-driven community of movers and shakers, business owners and entrepreneurs, remote workers and freelancers, creators and leaders. Our Members share more than a common work space; we share goals, insights, challenges, successes, and even referrals.