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Allied Media Projects and the global relevance of Detroit's grassroots tech scene

On the eve of the 16th annual Allied Media Conference, Kat Hartman has this story about Allied Media's Digital Stewards project, which takes on nuanced issues affecting Detroit and develops tech solutions that are globally relevant.

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Detroit Future Schools program offers a new classroom paradigm

For the latest installment of our "City Kids" series, David Sands reports on Allied Media Projects' Detroit Future Schools program, which pairs artists with teachers to create a classroom environment where kids can take ownership of their education.

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Not just a young man's game: Women in Detroit's growing tech scene

You don't have to watch HBO's "Silicon Valley" to know that the tech industry is dominated by men. But as Detroit's tech scene takes off, women are banding together to ensure that they are part of the conversation. Nina Misuraca Ignaczak has the story.

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New businesses and new life directions for two entrepreneurs in Detroit's "Zone 8" neighborhood

A firefighter turned retailer and an ex-gang member turned author and bookstore owner are both starting businesses in Detroit's Zone 8 neighborhood. Aaron Mondry has the story. 

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Intern in Michigan program helps students stay in state and build skills

Since it launched in 2011, Intern in Michigan has matched 250,000 students with Michigan-based employers. Veronica Grandison has this story on how this free matchmaking service is helping keep talent in state.

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Jim Boyle: It's time to celebrate and reward Detroit's existing businesses

Existing businesses in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park don't get the attention that startups do, but a new program is set to reward 32 existing businesses with $500,000 in prizes for their ideas for growth.

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Immigrants translate skills, find jobs in Michigan

Many immigrants and refugees in Southeast Michigan left professional careers behind when they left their native countries. Global Detroit tells us about Upwardly Global, a program that helps immigrants adapt professional skills learned abroad to the workplace in Metro Detroit.

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Green City Diaries: Investing in sustainability

When President Obama visited Detroit in December, he stopped at Detroit Diesel to announce a new $100 million investment in advanced, environmentally sound, manufacturing. Matthew Piper reports from the far West Side. 

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Model D TV: Growing company Atlas Wholesale Foods

Next up in our series of growing companies in Detroit is Atlas Wholesale Foods, located on the East Side on St. Jean St. Video by DETROIT LIVES!

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First class: Creating jobs across Workforce Intelligence Network

Recent graduates of the IT in the D training program are ready to hit the ground running developing sofware and exploring entrepreneurship possibilities. Jon Zemke made it to the ceremony and came back with some tasty testimonials.
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