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Deconstruction List

Can deconstruction of vacant homes help grow Detroit's economy? Some local businesses hope so

Detroit has 40,000 vacant homes on the path to demolition. Can they be transformed from liabilities into assets through deconstruction? Local businesses' demand for reclaimed materials suggests they can.

Literary Tour List

A literary tour of Detroit

Detroit may be best known for cars and music, but the Motor City has a rich literary history that's worthy of exploration. From Broadside Press to Pulitzer Prize-winning authors to U.S. Poet Laureates, Detroit has produced an extraordinary body of work.

BerlinList

Berliner Dimitri Hegemann to discuss plans for Fisher Body 21 at community talk on Nov. 29

Hegemann, a Berlin entrepreneur who has played an important role during over two decades of revitalization and reinvention in that city, will be back in Detroit on Nov. 29 to talk about how strategies from Berlin can be used to catalyze growth in Detroit's creative economy.

NEIdeas List

Voting opens as four small businesses vie for NEIdeas $10K People's Choice awards

After awarding 30 existing businesses in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park $10K each for their ideas for growth, the NEIdeas challenge is back with a People's Choice round of voting.

factorylist

Powering the Mitten: Manufacturing, electricity and Michigan's future

Michigan's manufacturing economy is on the rebound just as its energy future is in flux. How can the Mitten state maintain a strong manufacturing base while transitioning to cleaner energy?

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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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