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New Center


New Center is a unique and vibrant district. Off Woodward Avenue north of Midtown, it is home to the Fisher Building and the Fisher Theatre. The legacy of Albert Kahn and so many other neighborhood notables are reason enough to visit here. Less known is the rich and growing mix of goods and services. It's also the home to business incubators like TechTown that are bringing a new economic engine to Detroit.

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Castle's cofounders renovating their house in Detroit

Tech startup finds creative solution to living and working in two different cities

Many startups find Silicon Valley oversaturated and are seeking opportunities in cities with nascent tech scenes. Castle, a property management tech company, is doing just that in Detroit.

Paul Riser, director of technology-based entrepreneurship at TechTown

Innovation district has the potential to "supercharge" Detroit's economy

The Brookings Institute has identified areas that contain concentrations of universities, research institutions, and companies as "innovation districts," or places that "supercharge the economy." Many believe Midtown Detroit could be that kind of place -- a nexus of innovative thinking and commercial development for the entire region.

Inaugural Cross Stitch Creative class

College for Creative Studies and Mars Agency collaborate on unique program for design students

The Cross Stitch Creative program gives College for Creative Studies design students first-hand experience in working for and learning from an industry-leading shopper marketing agency. But that's not the end of the story. 

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Parking lot Gerry

A portrait of a Detroit parking attendant who's been keeping vigil on the same block in New Center for the last 30 years.

Kaylan Waterman

Kumbuka offers a literary way to celebrate black history in Detroit

Kumbuka, a literary event happening Feb. 16, will incorporate multiple generations of African-American Detroiters, each reading their own literary selection. 
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