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Dollars spent in the D are likely to be re-spent here: an estimated $68 out of every $100 versus just $43 from that same hundo dropped at a national chain. With indie retailers popping up all around town, spreading -- and keeping -- wealth inside the city limits is getting easier and easier.
Could one of these metro Detroit food startups be the next Garden Fresh?
Monday, February 08, 2016
Ferndale salsa maker Garden Fresh recently sold to Campbell's Soup Co. for $231 million. Could one of these three businesses be the next big story out of metro Detroit's food economy?
Rescued from the ashes: Discarded trees find new life as handcrafted products
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Still looking for that holiday gift? You might consider local artisanal wood crafts made from Michigan's urban forests.
Charting a new course for Detroit's farm-to-table movement
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Partnerships between local food businesses -- from farmers to processors to restaurants -- are resulting in a new model of growth for Detroit's food economy.
Stop by Model D's Noel Night pop-up marketplace on Dec. 5
Monday, November 30, 2015
On Saturday, Dec. 5, we invite you to Model D House for a Noel Night pop-up market featuring a handful of Detroit small businesses.
Creating a cultural shift in how Detroiters think about food
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
A combination of grass roots programming and improved access to fresh food in neighborhoods is helping change the way Detroit eats.
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Stories from the new economy: D2D business connect
New Economy Initiative
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
By helping large Detroit institutions and corporations purchase goods and services within the city of Detroit, D2D is creating an environment where all Detroit-based businesses can thrive.
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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All-natural cocktail mix makers put down roots on Service Street, plan for growth
Wolf Moon, which formed three years ago, is setting up for expansion, including increased distribution and e-commerce capacities, a stronger bar and restaurant presence, and even a potential tasting room.
Downtown loses clothing boutique to North End
20 Detroit-based projects named finalists for Knight Cities Challenge
Handcrafted goods from India, Bollywood dance lessons come to Sugar Hill Arts District
West Village bank rehab to feature sushi restaurant, wine bar, and florist (plus lofts!)
House of Pure Vin opens downtown with focus on Michigan wines
Retail Bootcamp complete, Detroit startups work to establish permanent locations
International design community collaborates with Detroiters on Culture Lab product line
Midtown salon shutters, pop-up hub to open in its place
Artists seek to transform Livernois with installation along Avenue of Fashion
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How to do Small Business Saturday the easy way
Shop Detroit is taking the stress out of holiday shopping by offering free shuttles to Detroit's retail districts on Saturday, Nov. 28.
Slows Bar B Q turns 10
Source: Detroit Free Press
Did someone just write the first honest review of Detroit's food scene?
18th annual tour of Detroit gardens and farms to showcase city as capital of urban ag
Source: Keep Growing Detroit
Urban Bean Co., a Capitol Park stalwart, looks for help to modernize equipment
Source: Kiva Zip
Acclaimed director Werner Herzog makes short film about Corktown's Ponyride for American Express
Marche du Nain Rouge seeks businesses to host parade parties
Source: Marche du Nain Rouge
Midtown Inc. closes in on $50K fundraising goal for green alley project
Social Club Grooming Co.'s "Shop Talks" not your average panel discussions
Source: Social Club Grooming Company
D:Hive Build expands with Build Bazaar, a roving pop-up marketplace
Source: D:Hive Build
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