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TechTown awards ceremony to recognize excellence in entrepreneurship

The Salute! Awards, which takes place on October 13 at TechTown, will recognize standout entrepreneurs.

Living Arts commemorates Mexican tradition with month-long series of events

?Living Arts, an organization that supports youth arts programming and does a lot of work with Southwest Detroit's Mexican-American community, will be holding an event on October 29 to honor the Dia de los Muertos.


City of Detroit to develop two large, vacant Midtown sites; will include low-income housing

These won't be typical developments—both will be upwards of 60 units, 20 percent of which will be dedicated to low-income housing.

5 tips for growing a startup with Rocket Fiber's Marc Hudson

Rocket Fiber co-founder Marc Hudson will be speaking at the next High Growth Happy Hour event. To encourage this sort of growth from other ventures, Hudson has shared five of his tips for growing an innovative startup in the city.

Conference on preserving Detroit's musical legacy enters third year

Hosted by the Detroit Sound Conservancy, the 3rd Annual Music Conference will convene people integral to music preservation for the purpose of discussing how to harness Detroit's musical legacy.

Bedrock Real Estate to spend an estimated $400 million on restoration of Book Tower

In one of the more surprising stories about redevelopment in a city full of them, the Book Tower and Book Building will get an estimated $400 million worth of restoration, according to a recent Crain's Detroit Business article.

International bike conference to take place in Detroit

Bike!Bike!, an international conference for bike enthusiasts, will be hosted by The Hub of Detroit with an expected attendance around 300.

Michigan Science Center forum to pose the question, "Should we eradicate the mosquito?"

If you could eradicate the mosquito from the face of the earth, would you? That's the essential question being asked at a forum taking place at the Michigan Science Center on September 22.

Fitzgerald neighborhood receives $4 million grant to support revitalization efforts

The northwest Detroit neighborhood has seen a lot of disinvestment in recent years. While that's been devastating, it's also what made it eligible to receive a $4 million grant from the "Reimagining Civic Commons" initiative.

Elementary school in Southwest Detroit fights neighborhood blight

Neinas Elementary School needs funding to complete their goal of redesigning land that was once three abandoned buildings. 

National startup boom reaches Detroit

Conditions are just right nationally and in Detroit for a startup boom, according to a Detroit Free Press article. And that's exactly what we're seeing.

In surprising turn, classic Detroit venue may reopen

Since closing in 1988, the Vanity Ballroom has been nearly scrapped bare. But east side developers are hopeful they can revive the art deco beauty. 

Michigan leads Midwest in hop production, craft beer industry

An article earlier this month in the Chicago Tribune identifies Michigan as the top hop producer in the Midwest with over 800 acres dedicated to the crop.

Diversity increases amongst downtown business owners

A recent article in the Detroit News details the increase in minority owned businesses downtown. But a few caveats remain. 
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