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Talent Dividend

The Talent Dividend is a calculation of how much economic impact college grads have on a city. By increasing the number of college graduates in Detroit by one percentage point of our population, $4.6 billion would be generated in personal incomes, or revenue. That's like attracting a billion dollar company to this region. The best way to measure the economic success of a city is per capita income and the simple most direct connection of per capita income is college attainment, says CEOs for Cities, the group that created the Talent Dividend initiative.


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The state of the creative economy in Michigan

Michigan has over 73,000 people working in various creative industries, contributing significantly to the the state's economy and those of its biggest cities. But according to Creative Many, we have lots of room to grow our creative sector.

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How a unified vision helped transform Detroit's greater downtown

The neighborhoods of Detroit's greater downtown have come a long way in recent years, but change didn't come all on its own. This special report examines how the Hudson Webber Foundation's 15x15 Initiative created a unified vision for change among a diverse group of stakeholders that's helped shape the Midtown and downtown of today.

Sooshin Choi, Provost of the College for Creative Studies

Selling world-class talent on Detroit

Detroit may not have the prestige of Cambridge, Massachusetts, or the weather of Miami, but when it comes to recruiting global talent to work at its anchor institutions, the city has a lot to offer.

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Program for Detroit high schoolers a template for building healthcare workforce of future

With a shortage of workers looming, a Detroit program could prove a national template for developing the healthcare workforce of the future.


First class: Creating jobs across Workforce Intelligence Network

Recent graduates of the IT in the D training program are ready to hit the ground running developing sofware and exploring entrepreneurship possibilities. Jon Zemke made it to the ceremony and came back with some tasty testimonials.
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Stories from the new economy: Henry Ford Innovation Institute

Henry Ford Innovation Institute connects medical practitioners with designers and entrepreneurs to help commercialize the innovation that arises every day at Henry Ford Hospital.
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