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City of Detroit to offer municipal IDs by end of 2017

While not a replacement for a driver's license, municipal IDs will increase access to services for all Detroiters.

Unique program offers grants for "narrative shifting" Detroit video projects

The Detroit Narrative Agency will give up to 12 grants for moving image projects for Detroiters telling their story. 

Detroit Ento to host five-course dinner featuring edible insects

Insects are a high-protein food source. But most are averse to trying them. To raise awareness about their potential, Detroit Ento, in collaboration with Salt and Cedar, is hosting "Detroit's first edible insect culinary event."

Big Ideas+Small Projects wants you to present your small-scale project

Countless small projects take place in Detroit every day -- projects that don't get much fanfare outside the community, neighborhood, or even block in which they have an impact. If you've worked on something small but special in the last year, we'd like to hear from you.


Final year of NEI's challenge to grant local businesses a total of $500K

On April 20, the New Economy Initiative kicked-off the third and final year of the NEIdeas challenge, "a two-tiered challenge awarding $500,000 to existing small businesses in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park for their ideas to grow."

Week of events celebrating and supporting Detroit entrepreneurs starts May 2

Detroit Entrepreneur Week (DEW) is a 6-day festival that takes place across three Detroit neighborhoods through events, workshops and seminars.

Emerging leaders: Help us tell the story of metro Detroit

Are you an emerging leader in metro Detroit with big ideas about how to make the region better? If so, apply now to join our editorial advisory board in partnership with Metro Matters.


Biking institution celebrates coming of spring with annual open house

Back Alley Bikes and the Hub of Detroit will have an open house and garage sale on April 23 to raise awareness for their programs and services, and usher in another biking season.

Detroit Tigers experience explosive financial growth

Though better broadcast rights deals and steady attendance, The Detroit Tigers have grown 300 percent in the last decade.

U.S. Census Bureau says metro Detroit grew in 2015

As recently as 2009, metro Detroit experienced the largest population losses in the country. In 2015, the region grew, albeit modestly.

Knight Arts Challenge Detroit accepting submissions now through May 2

The Knight Foundation Arts Challenge begins its fourth year of awarding artists grants for engaging Detroit through the arts. 


Third annual Freep Film Festival kicks off

The film festival that showcases documentary film relevant to Detroit and Michigan is building on past success.
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