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Afterhouse turns blighted buildings into urban agriculture hot spots

When most people talk about urban agriculture in Detroit, they say it with the idea of putting vacant land to use. Afterhouse, however, wants to grow the city's urban agriculture sector by putting vacant buildings to use.

Detroit Food Academy starts selling student-made products through Small Batch Detroit

The DFA recently launched Small Batch Detroit, a subsidiary company that will feature a line of products created by academy students.

Foodjunky expands across U.S. with help of $750K seed round

"We are adding 50 restaurants a day," says Travis O Johnson, co-founder & CEO of foodjunky. "Most of them are independents, but there are chains as well."

1xRUN grows globally through mural festivals, brings one to Detroit

Later this summer, 1xRUN will curate Murals in the Market, a 9-day festival in Eastern Market.

Ribbon Farm Hops hopes to fill niche in Michigan's booming craft beer industry

The new business is growing hops at the Detroit Tube Products facility at Junction and Harvey streets a few blocks from Fort Wayne. It is also developing a trellis system that it hopes will help spread hop production across Michigan.

GOLFLER launches concierge service app for golfers

GOLFLER is launching mobile app that features an all-inclusive, on-course concierge service for golf courses and players.

High school students turn study lessons into new startup, High School 101

Many high school students spend their time working hard to graduate. A small group in Metro Detroit are doing that and making a business out of it.

Lazlo employs returning citizens to make sustainable clothing

Lazlo's first product is a white t-shirt. The Birkys are using high-end, organic cotton produced in America to make shirt, which is designed to better fit each user and comes with a life-time guarantee.

Secure Beginnings sees significant growth after 'Shark Tank' appearance

Secure Beginnings was a sleepy little company making breathable mattresses for infants with the intention of preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Then it went on TV.

Downtown projects now the bulk of Kraemer Design Group's workload

With over 80 percent of its projects in downtown Detroit, Kraemer Design Group is hitting its stride.

Fresh Corner Cafe begins popping up in Detroit community centers

The Midtown-based startup has launched its Fresh Food Pop-up in a handful of Detroit's community centers, starting with one in Brightmoor (the Detroit Achievement Academy) this summer. The weekly pop-up eatery will feature its freshly made organic sandwiches, wraps, and other eatables.

Peck Produce aims to sell 20,000 pounds of vegetables from its urban farm

Today Peck Produce, also known as Food Field, grows a wide variety of fruits and vegetables on the site, including leafy greens, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, ginger, artichokes, and parsnips. Last year the urban farm sold 16,000 pounds of produce.

In its 95th year, Kowalski Companies invests in Hamtramck home, aims to hire 200

The sausage maker is celebrating its 95th anniversary by renovating its iconic sign and upgrading its production facilities and adding staff with the goal of expanding its market share.

Detroit Bikes hopes to make leap to national brand with key hire

"There are 160 million American who don't ride a bike but could," Manthe says. "We want to build a bike for them."

Loveland Technologies launches custom mapping platform, Site Control

Loveland's newest product is Site Control, a software-as-a-service platform that enables users to open personal accounts within Loveland Technologies software and create their own custom maps.
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