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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. 

New pilot program could rewrite zoning codes for the better

According to the Detroit News, a new "pink zone" pilot program, meant to ease zoning restrictions, could be on the way next summer.

Detroit automakers and Silicon Valley app-makers increase collaboration

Detroit is teaching Silicon Valley a thing or two about technology in the arena it knows best: cars.

National business leaders bullish on Detroit, Kresge report indicates

The Kresge Foundation released its "Detroit Reinvestment Index," which gathered data on what national business leaders think about Detroit.

Help select which mural gets painted at the Adams Butzel Recreation Complex

Every year, the 8-week Summer in the City program culminates in a celebration and mural painting. This year, they've chosen to adorn the Adams Butzel Recreation Complex in northwest Detroit with a hockey-themed mural.

Detroit Free Press strongly denounces county executives' efforts to derail regional transit

A prominent columnist at the Detroit Free Press and the paper's editorial board have come out staunchly against recent efforts to scuttle regional transit by suburban county executives.

Small businesses multiply, crime declines along Jefferson Avenue corridor

A recent article in Crain's Detroit Business details the rapid growth of five neighborhoods extending along Jefferson Avenue, stretching all the way to the Grosse Pointe border.

U.S. cities, Detroit included, are rethinking the alley

A recent article in City Lab explores the way cities, including Detroit, are creatively rethinking use of the alley.

Next High Growth Happy Hour focuses on real estate

There's an opportunity to hear from two fast growing, local real-estate startups at the next High Growth Happy Hour on August 3 in Detroit’s North End neighborhood.

Hatch Art launches fundraiser to save Hamtramck Disneyland

The Hamtramck art collective Hatch Art, using the local crowdfunding platform Patronicity, has launched a fundraiser to help save Hamtramck Disneyland, the famous folk-art site started in the backyard of Ukrainian immigrant Dmytro Szylak.
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