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Join us April 16 for "Scaling up in the Food Industry," a Model D speaker series event
Model D staff
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
On Thursday, April 16, join Model D and Southeast Michigan Startup at Bamboo Detroit for a special panel event where local food entrepreneurs will discuss their experiences growing businesses in the region.
For metro Detroit families, financial literacy can be the difference between poverty and stability
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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.
Radio Campfire, a new audio storytelling series, to sound off at Detroit's Matrix Theatre
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Local audiophiles and podcast fans will be pleased to hear that a new audio storytelling series is being produced here in Southeast Michigan. The first Detroit Radio Campfire event is happening Friday, March 27 at the Matrix Theatre in Southwest Detroit.
The Mounted Police Division, the most versatile unit of the Detroit Police Department
Friday, March 20, 2015
For 120 years, officers of the Detroit Mounted Police Division have patrolled neighborhoods throughout the city, interacting with citizens and building positive relationships between the community and the police department.
13 ways Detroit can assert itself as a music capital
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Detroit's musical legacy is indisputable. Its future as a music capital, however, is uncertain. Here are 13 ways the city can help cement its legacy for decades to come.
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Detroit Revitalization Fellows hustle harder
Detroit Revitalization Fellows
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
In this video, three Detroit Revitalization Fellows talk about their day jobs, which are all focused on improving life in the city, and their extracurricular entrepreneurial activities, which do much the same.
TechTown SWOT City spreads opportunity to neighborhood businesses
New Economy Initiative
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
SWOT City empowers neighborhood businesses, providing them with expert analysis to help them identify their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.
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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March Development News round-up
It's been another busy month for development news in the city. Let's catch up on some of the biggest stories from the past four weeks.
New documentary film follows struggle for community benefits agreement in Delray
Better living through transit: Detroit firm seeks to improve public transportation throughout region
Land use and quality of life plan takes root in Brightmoor
Corktown co-working space Saint Vincent fills up fast
It's only a matter of time before water taxis and trolley buses come to the riverfront
Developer's second Woodbridge rehab, the "Up House," nears completion
$20 million in upgrades to Chandler Park will include new tennis, soccer, and football facilities
Two artists each win $50K to bring projects to Detroit
Community, city officials, and local celebs rally around re-opening of Lipke Rec Center
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NPR host Michel Martin to visit Detroit for national radio series
?Longtime National Public Radio personality Michel Martin is coming to Detroit on May 21, when she will lead a panel discussion at the Carr Center about the role of creatives in redefining the city.
Source: WDET 101.9 FM
Slow Roll to require paid memberships in 2015
Source: Metro Times
Knight Arts Challenge launches for third year
Source: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Tavis Smiley, late night king of PBS, to tape five episodes in Detroit
Source: Detroit Public Television
Marche du Nain Rouge seeks businesses to host parade parties
Source: Marche du Nain Rouge
Neighborhoods to square off in new co-ed basketball league
Source: Detroit Hoops League
How did Detroit transit get so bad? The Free Press has answers
Source: Detroit Free Press
"Cold Hearted" Valentine's Day event to benefit Clark Park Coalition
Marche du Nain Rouge seeks neighborhood floats
Detroit happenings: Three things to do on Saturday, Jan. 31
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