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Why Detroit's improv comedy scene is no joke
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Detroit is not exactly NYC, Chicago, or L.A., but the local improv scene, which has produced national talents like Keegan-Michael Key, is thriving thanks to dedicated performers and theaters like Planet Ant and Go Comedy!.
Young, diverse, and full of moxie, Detroit's Jewish community is making a comeback
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Not long ago, speaking about a resurgent Jewish community in Detroit would have had folks thinking you were a few candles short of a full menorah. Today, however, that community is growing thanks to an influx of young people and a few key institutions.
Open City kicks off 8th season of conversations about entrepreneurship in Detroit
Monday, October 20, 2014
Since 2007, Open City has served as a forum to discuss the opportunities and challenges of starting a business in Detroit. A new season kicks off at Cliff Bell's on Monday, October 20 at 6:00 p.m.
VIDEO: Hundreds find new ideas for their cities at inaugural Urban Innovation Exchange in Detroit
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
In September, innovators from around the country convened in Detroit to exchange their ideas for building better cities and stronger communities. For three days, Detroit was transformed into a marketplace for ideas for cities.
One person's trash is another's art project: 25 years of Arts & Scraps
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
For 25 years, Arts & Scraps has been helping kids in Detroit transform tons of donated materials into art.
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Stories from the new economy: New Michigan Media
New Economy Initiative
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
New Michigan Media launched with the goal of cataloging minority media outlets throughout Michigan in order to build a network that could bring minority concerns and issues to a broader audience, tear down restrictive silos, and create stronger voices for minority communities at policy discussions. It had never been attempted.
Stories from the new economy: NEIdeas, rewarding ideas for business growth
New Economy Inititiative
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Last week, the New Economy Initiative launched NEIdeas, a challenge that will award $500,000 in prizes to existing businesses in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park.
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Co-working space to open in Grandmont Rosedale
Developers dig 27 geothermal wells to heat, cool Midtown's historic Forest Arms building
Anahata Yoga opens pop-up studio in Grandmont Rosedale
Blexting expands to Highland Park and Hamtramck
Artisanal crafts boutique opens second Detroit location in Grandmont Rosedale
Learn how to submit a successful Knight Cities Challenge application at Wednesday Q&A
Detroit City Football Club explores options for a new stadium
Tom's of Maine and city of Detroit raise $75k for improvements to Knudsen Park (Video)
Community block party announced for West RiverWalk grand opening
$5 million available to urban innovators across 26 cities, including Detroit
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NY Times: Mass mobs are the latest trend in Rust Belt Catholicism
Survey wants your insights on downtown Detroit
How Detroit grew around Hamtramck and Highland Park
Write A House selects first winner, poet Casey Rocheteau of Brooklyn
Source: Write A House
Park(ing) day comes to Detroit on Sept. 19
Source: Wayne State University Office of Economic Development
Finally! A biergarten on Belle Isle
Source: Belle Isle Conservancy
Detroit Food Academy is raising funds to support young food entrepreneurs
Source: Detroit Food Academy
Bus rapid transit comes to Michigan
Source: Rapid Growth Media
Knight Arts Challenge People's Choice vote ends August 29
Source: Knight Arts Challenge Detroit
'I Was Here' event to highlight experiences of homegrown Detroiters
Source: Ryan Barrett and Lauren Hood
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