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A member of Stitching Up Detroit inks a shirt at the screen printing facility at Grace in Action

Cooperation is key: Why there should be more support for co-op businesses in Detroit

In an economy where temp jobs are increasingly common, a cooperative business model can be an attractive alternative. While it has yet to take off in Detroit, there are a number of organizations trying to encourage the model's growth.

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How the North End became Detroit's home base for techno

The North End has been home to seminal Motown musicians, and local venues have hosted some of the great soul and R&B acts of all time. But it also has an important place in the history of techno music.

Rebecca "Bucky" Willis

One Detroit resident's mission to revitalize her neighborhood through human-centered design

Through her design nonprofit Bleeding Heart Design, Rebecca "Bucky" Willis creates small, impactful projects in her neighborhood that start dialogues and enact change. 

Alandra Chuney

This 28-year-old Detroiter uses youthful wisdom to teach life skills to young adults

Alandra Chuney hadn't given golf any thought as a teenager. But then her sisters started playing and so did she, and now she's a mentor and director of student support with the Midnight Golf Program. 

Zlatan Sadikovic

Detroit's next hot commercial corridor: Will Jos Campau make Hamtramck a boom town once again?

Jos. Campau was once the second most popular shopping destination in metro Detroit. While it recently had fallen into a bit of a malaise, an influx of new businesses has the corridor on the verge of a breakthrough. 

Roger Robinson

Reconnecting with their roots: The past, present, and future of Jewish life in the North End

The North End was once a vibrant hub of Jewish life until most of its population followed the path of others during the era of "white flight." Now, some younger Jews are reconnecting with their roots in the neighborhood. 

Billy Mark

The improvisational, and confrontational, work of performance artist and poet Billy Mark

Using silence and strange characters, Billy Mark has been challenging audiences in Detroit since moving here in 2013. 

Rendering of Treehouse

Live6 shoots for $150K in national competition to restore vacant storefront on McNichols

The Live6 Alliance is hoping to develop a center for the community to build around. It's being called Treehouse, and it's not just a coffee shop; it's going to be whatever the community wants it to be.

Jeanane Charara, Michigan Science Center distance learning coordinator

This new program allows Michigan students to learn from science professionals -- anywhere

ECHO, a new distance learning program created by the Michigan Science Center, uses video conferencing to connect classrooms with a museum educator who conducts interactive lessons in real time.

Michael Forsyth at Detroit City Distillery

Join Model D for a High Growth Happy Hour talk at Detroit City Distillery

This installment features the entrepreneurs behind two of Detroit's fastest-growing craft beverage companies.

Trumbull & Porter Hotel

Detroit is in the midst of a boutique hotel boom. What does it say about the city's economy?

At least eight hotels have opened recently or will open soon in the greater downtown area. What's behind the boutique hotel boom and what will it mean for Detroit's economy?

Starfish Early Head Start Infant/Toddler in Inkster

Why all Metro Detroit adults should learn to recognize the symptoms of childhood trauma

Childhood trauma can express itself in many challenging ways. Some Metro Detroit organizations have learned to look beyond bad behavior to consider possible underlying trauma, giving kids a chance to begin recovery.

Onyx Ashanti

A new kind of connection: How the North End became a testing ground for innovative technologies

In a neighborhood where personal connections run deep, a number of tech-savvy residents in the North End are trying to educate and innovate to create digital connections as well. 

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Facing a changing future, Midland reimagines its identity

In the wake of an historic merger between Dow and DuPont, Midland’s civic leaders are finding new ways to strengthen the city's image for young talent.

Marlin Page Williams, founder of Sisters Code

These organizations are training Detroiters for the modern tech economy

Do Detroiters have the skills necessary to get hired in the modern, STEM economy? Several organizations are making sure that they do.
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