The Commerce Center, a coalition of Flint & Genesee County organizations, provides the resources and information that you will need in your search for the right place to live, work and do business. Each organization can assist you in their specialized area whether it involves tourism, economic development or business growth. In addition, you will find helpful tools to assist you in discovering the Flint-Genesee Advantage!
Genesee Valley Center is the dominant shopping center in a 30-mile radius and is the largest regional shopping center north of Detroit. Many national and regional retailers have discovered Flint, Michigan as a desirable market to expand in due to substantial new developments over the past three years. Genesee Valley Center’s zip code is now one of the top four lucrative retailing zones in the state of Michigan. New business and medical centers are being built just north of the center or Linden Road. Air travel is convenient and hassle-free at Bishop International Airport with Airport Hotels close by and a stone’s throw from great shopping.
The Flint Cultural Center (FCC) invites you on a journey of discovery and imagination to a place where you can experience entertainment, embrace knowledge, and dream beyond the world you know. As home to a group of nationally-recognized cultural institutions aimed at furthering the arts, sciences and humanities, the FCC offers a truly unique educational and entertainment resource. Through live performances, unique exhibits, classes and more, the FCC brings it ALL within your reach.
Flint Institute of Music
Flint Institute of MusicDistance from Bishop International Airport: 6.2mi
The Flint Institute of Music is home to the Flint Symphony Orchestra (FSO) and the Flint School of Performing Arts (FSPA). The FSO is composed of 77 professional musicians and is led by Maestro Enrique Diemecke, who has gained an international reputation as one of the world’s most dynamic conductors. Each year, the FSPA offers performing arts and education programs in music and dance to more than 3,000 students, making it the largest community school for the arts in Michigan.
Sloan MuseumDistance from Bishop International Airport: 6.1mi
From fur trading and pioneer life, to lumbering, carriage making, and the automobile boom of General Motors, the Alfred P. Sloan Museum brings history, culture, and technology to life for the entire family. Visitors can also enjoy the Discovery Center, featuring hands-on science fun for all ages and a variety of special lectures and workshops for adults and children.
Longway PlanetariumDistance from Bishop International Airport:6.1mi
Explore the wonders of outer space and experience scientific discovery at Michigan’s largest planetarium. Longway’s Sky Theater is equipped with the latest Digistar II technology, producing amazing three-dimensional star fields and astounding special effects. Star shows are presented every Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 and 2:30 pm. Hands-on family science activities and special exhibits are presented throughout the year.
Showcase Series at Whiting AuditoriumDistance from Bishop International Airport: 6.1mi
Broadway in your backyard! Whiting Auditorium combines the charm and grace of old European theaters with the beauty and comfort of the modern day. This world class entertainment facility hosts the Showcase Series featuring Broadway performances, touring groups, including dance and classic theater and guest artists from around the world.
Flint Institute of ArtsDistance from Bishop International Airport: 6.1mi
An award-winning museum, the Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) houses the largest private collection in Michigan, with objects representing a diversity of cultures – from ancient Rome and Asia, to contemporary America and Europe. The FIA also hosts the finest touring exhibits and offers art classes for students of all ages. Visitors can enjoy the Art-A-La-Carte film and lecture series, the Sunday Bray Gallery concerts, and the Friends of Modern Art film series offered at various times throughout the year.
Flint Youth TheatreDistance from Bishop International Airport: 6.1mi
Nationally recognized for its provocative, intergenerational programming, Flint Youth Theatre (FYT) presents award-winning theatrical productions and offers year-round classes for area youth through it’s Drama School. In it’s home at The William S. and Claire M. White Center, which includes Bower Theater, FYT productions not only entertain but also provide audiences of all ages with uncompromising explorations of compelling social issues. FYT is a recipient of a “Great Lakes Community Arts Award” presented by The Michigan Association of Community Arts Agencies (2002) and a “Governors’ Arts Award” presented by Art Serve Michigan (2001).