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Food Manufacturing List

Detroit's hottest exports (Hint: they're not just cars and watches)

Two growing manufacturing businesses in Detroit have nothing to do with cars or watches. In fact, they're making food products -- pickles and powdered milk -- and they're thriving.

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Powering the Mitten: Where will Michigan's energy come from in 20 years?

This fall, legislators in Lansing will take up the question of how Michigan will get its energy in the future. Nina Ignaczak spoke to experts across the sector to find out what they think Michigan's energy landscape will look like in 20 years.

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Jumping ship: Why leaders are leaving corporate jobs for the social sector

Model D is hosting our next Speaker Series event on Thursday, August 21 at United Way for Southeastern Michigan in Detroit. Come meet leaders who left cushy corporate gigs to make a difference.

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A deeper approach to entrepreneurship is emerging from Detroit's Practice-Space

Since April, Model D has been following the progress of Practice-Space, a new place for developing business ideas in Detroit. Recently, the two businesses enrolled in its incubator entered the "Deepen" phase of the program.

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Making performance art accessible: Ryan Myers-Johnson and Sidewalk Festival for the Performing Arts

Detroit's emerging experimental and alternative artists will showcase their work at the Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts happening August 2 at Old Redford's Artist Village. Urban Innovation Exchange shares this profile of Ryan Myers-Johnson, the festival's founder.

Claire Nelson List

The glorious potential of cities; or, How eight square blocks can change the world

"The city is essential. The potential is glorious. And eight square blocks can change the world," writes Claire Nelson, director of Urban Innovation Exchange.

Year to date list

Model D's top stories of 2014 so far

2014 has been flying by so fast that we thought it would be worthwhile to take a look back on our most popular stories to date.

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After 25 years, Grandmont Rosedale provides a template for community development

For a quarter century, Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation has worked towards its mission of preserving and improving the Grandmont Rosedale neighborhoods. Its efforts are bearing fruit.

Curtis Lipscomb List

Building a better future for Detroit's black LGBTQ community

Since 1994,  KICK! and its founder and executive director Curtis Lipscomb have filled a unique role in local LGBTQ advocacy efforts by focusing on the intersection of LGBTQ and African American identity.

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Global Shapers re-shapes visitors' perceptions of Detroit

Many attending SHAPE North America 2014 came to the Detroit thinking about cars and bankruptcy. They left with a whole new respect and admiration for the city.

Action Sports List

Action sports in Detroit: A year after the X Games bid

“We were able to take over an abandoned lot and build a BMX park with the city skyline in the background. That kind of thing doesn’t happen in Chicago or L.A.” Just in case the folks from the X Games didn’t already know, it doesn’t happen in Austin, either.

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How the rise of electricity transformed urban life in Detroit

The culture of innovation that sprang from a single lightbulb.

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After 25 years of growth in the city, the Greening of Detroit comes of age

Over the last 25 years, the Greening of Detroit has planted 82,000 trees, helped hundreds of Detroiters develop career skills, and changed the way we think about sustainability in the city.

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Summer weekends in the suburbs: A guide for Detroiters

Enough of this "I'm too cool for the suburbs" nonsense! We know there's plenty happening in the city this summer, but there's lots to do around the region, too. Our partners at Metromode have put together a few ideas for ways to spend weekends beyond Detroit's city limits.

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Popps Packing: An old meat packing plant becomes a driving force in Hamtramck's creative community

When Graem Whyte and Faina Lerman bought a former Hamtramck meat packing plant in 2007, they didn't anticipate it becoming a catalyst for neighborhood growth and redevelopment.
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