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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.
The state of the creative economy in Michigan
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
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.
How a unified vision helped transform Detroit's greater downtown
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
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.
Selling world-class talent on Detroit
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
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.
Program for Detroit high schoolers a template for building healthcare workforce of future
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
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
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
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
New Economy Initiative
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
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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Thoughts, advice for upcoming Wayne County Tax Foreclosure Auction
Old downtown firehouse set to become new home for UDM law clinic
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Stunning short film showcases design in Detroit
Clocking in at just under 4 minutes, Stephen McGee's "Detroit: City of Design" depicts the city's architecture, people, and products in stunning detail.
Source: Detroit Creative Corridor Center
Detroit's Venture for America Fellows compete for Innovation Fund startup capital
Source: Eleanor Meegoda
Successful entrepreneurs just want to have fun
Source: Fast Company
DC3 announces second design festival for September
Source: Detroit Creative Corridor Center
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$500K Skillman grant will help connect 5,000 Detroit kids with summer jobs
Grow Young Detroit Talent is a collaboration between local employers and the city of Detroit, led by Mayor Mike Duggan’s administration. It aims to connect 5,000 14-to-24-year-olds with jobs this summer.
After5 Detroit looks to expand staff with new work
Detroit Creative Corridor Center welcomes 16 new firms
Accelerate Michigan prepares for return to downtown Detroit
Challenge Detroit's newest class expands to 33 people
Two Detroit startups score Adams Entrepreneurship fellows
D:hive celebrates one year growing Detroit
Quicken Loans aims for 700-800 interns this summer
Challenge Detroit begins recruitment of second fellowship class
Huron Capital becomes local private equity top dog with $500M fund
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