Flint's mayor is following the White House's lead in seeking ideas for boosting the economy.
Mayor Dayne Walling is hosting a Jobs Growth and Economic Development forum on Thursday evening at City Hall. He says it's part of an effort to focus on transforming Flint into a 21st century sustainable city.
President Barack Obama held a jobs forum last week, where he solicited ideas to accelerate job creation.
The Flint area's regional seasonally unadjusted jobless rate of 15.2 percent was among the highest in the state in October. It's trying to attract employers as it works to find ways to survive and thrive as a smaller city.