It is a Michigan non-profit social enterprise focused on driving economic development and improving the quality of life in the Great Lakes Bay Region. MBFE owns the Great Lakes Loons, ESPN 100.9-FM and State Street.
Great Lakes Loons
The Great Lakes Loons are a Single-A (Low A) partner of the Los Angeles Dodgers and members of the Midwest League. The Loons have been a member an operating Minor League Baseball franchise since 2007.
ESPN 100.9-FM (WLUN) was purchased by the Loons organization on March 25, 2008 from the Last Bastion Trust. The station was previously owned by Citadel Broadcasting, operating as WILZ-FM. The station is the radio flagship home of the Great Lakes Loons and bring local and national ESPN Radio sports talk to the region.
Located across from Dow Diamond in Midland’s East End Development, the State Street restaurant opened to the public on June 9, 2014. State Street offers coffee, soups, salads, sandwiches and wraps to local residents and workforce.