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Juice bar unites Grosse Pointe and Detroit kids around healthy food
Thursday, June 16, 2016
The border between Grosse Pointe and Detroit is a study in contrasts. One entrepreneur is working to bridge that divide by bringing kids together to learn about healthy food.
Green Garage turns five: How a business incubator created a lasting model for sustainability
Monday, June 13, 2016
The small business incubator and coworking space in Midtown has proven that its triple bottom line approach is a successful model.
The greenest apartment building in Detroit
Monday, June 13, 2016
Tom and Peggy Brennan, founders of the Green Garage, have also rehabbed a nearby historic apartment building that's stunning in both its beauty and energy efficiency.
Becoming the media: Allied Media Conference celebrates 10 years in Detroit
Thursday, June 09, 2016
This year marks an important milestone for Allied Media Conference, a nationally-significant conference that that utilizes media and technology to advance social justice. 10 years ago, AMC relocated to Detroit, a move that ushered in significant changes.
Model Dís guide to one of the biggest city-think gatherings of the year
Monday, June 06, 2016
New Urbanists coming to Detroit for CNU24 have dozens of talks, events, and workshops they can check out each day. Here's some Model D-affiliated events (plus a few more) to consider attending.
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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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Detroit entrepreneurs have until July 1 to apply for Motor City Match
The small business competition awards grant funding, design and technical support, and landlord-tenant match-making assistance.
Corktown Farmers' Market returns this week
Outdoor Education Center transforms vacant land in Osborn neighborhood
Small business contest seeks applicants for $50,000 award
April development news round-up: Retail, restaurants, and office space
Two new placemaking projects launched on city's east and west sides
Detroit outpaces rest of southeastern Michigan for new residential unit permits
Luxury apartments development hopes to draw residents to riverfront
Move over food trucks, a flower truck is coming to Detroit
Church in Midtown restores historic building to former glory
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Emerging leaders convene to talk #solutionsjournalism
Metromode convened a group of emerging leaders to help advance solutions journalism on metro Detroit's most pressing issues. Here's what they had to say, and here's your opportunity to weigh in.
Demand still far outstripping supply in Detroit's greater downtown rental market
Source: The Detroit Free Press
City of Detroit to offer municipal IDs by end of 2017
Source: City of Detroit
Unique program offers grants for "narrative shifting" Detroit video projects
Source: Allied Media Projects
Big Ideas+Small Projects wants you to present your small-scale project
Final year of NEI's challenge to grant local businesses a total of $500K
Week of events celebrating and supporting Detroit entrepreneurs starts May 2
Source: Build Institute
Biking institution celebrates coming of spring with annual open house
Source: Back Alley Bikes
Knight Arts Challenge Detroit accepting submissions now through May 2
Community space hosts small scale development "walk and talk" in downtown Hamtramck
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