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The panel at MakerLab 2015

Specialized skills and knowledge sharing are hallmarks of emerging local 'maker movement'

In a city that has experienced a decades-long decline in manufacturing jobs, a class of specialized laborer and craftsperson -- the so-called "maker" -- has seen a modest revival.

Kids at the Michigan Science Center

Detroit STEM programs launch local youth into science, tech careers

Michigan will need to fill an estimated 274,000 STEM-related positions by 2018. While the state is struggling to produce workers qualified to take those jobs, a handful of programs are helping fill the gaps and giving motivated local students a leg up in the world of STEM.

Ronier Golightly, owner of Motor City Popcorn

Starting a food business In Detroit? These programs could make all the difference

While startups encounter many stumbling blocks, local food entrepreneurs have a lot to be thankful for; Detroit is chock-full of resources to help new and growing food businesses.

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Annual car show gives Detroit School of Arts students a showcase for their talents

On April 23-24, Detroit School of Arts students will present more than a dozen vintage cars volunteered by their owners, along with a fashion show, musical performances, workshops, and a student art exhibition and auction all related to the cars on display.

Curt Bailey

An artist's argument for STEAM education

It would be a shame if kids with a passion for art were somehow led to believe that there is not a place for them in the world of science, technology, and innovation, argues designer and inventor Curt Bailey, which is why he believes it important to insert an 'A' for arts into the STEM acronym.

Ramone Horst next to a bridgeport machine at Focus:HOPE

For metro Detroit families, financial literacy can be the difference between poverty and stability

For the working poor, it's not enough to be employed. An innovative program is helping people reach financial stability by learning how to manage their money.

Geoff George

Opinion: Film incentives are good business for Detroit and Michigan

With the future of Michigan's film tax incentives in question, Detroit cinematographer Geoff George makes the case for why we can't afford to give up on them yet.

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What it takes to transform Southeast Michigan into a STEM Hub

Building a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) economy is widely seen as a pathway to prosperity. So what would it take to make Southeast Michigan a STEM Hub? Dr. Tonya Matthews, CEO of the Michigan Science Center, has a few ideas, starting with putting people first.

Tawnee McCluskey

Want to get people back to work? Fill the basic skills gap

Low-income workers often lack the basic skills needed to find a good job. To bridge the gap, experts says it's essential to invest in training. Yet despite millions of people out of work, programs are hard to find.

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What makes a city 'smart,' anyway?

In recent years, urban planners, cross-sector leaders, and city enthusiasts have trumpeted the rise of "smart cities." As that conversation gets louder, we can't help but ask: What exactly makes a city smart? Here are some thoughts in the wake of the recent Meeting of the Minds conference in Detroit.

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Shinola's workers, the new faces of Detroit manufacturing

Since Shinola opened shop in Detroit in 2013, the company has grown its output and its workforce. Those workers are creating quality goods and are changing the way we think about Detroit manufacturing.

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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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