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Detroit food industry comes together for jobs training program

Four giants of the Detroit food industry have joined together for a new jobs training program that provides a career pathway into the food and agriculture trades.

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HomeBase community center opening in Detroit's Livernois-McNichols district

Northwest Detroit's Fitzgerald neighborhood is getting a new community center in April 2019.

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Metro Detroiters play ‘chicken’ with city councils to legalize backyard fowl

There already were chickens in Berkley, just not legal ones. But resident Courtney Wooten wanted to do everything above board, in part to impress upon her children how they can make a change in their community.


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How Buffalo Soldiers are making a difference at Detroit's Rouge Park

Once a stable for Detroit police horses, this Rouge Park center now educates the public about the legacy of African-American servicemen known as the Buffalo Soldiers.

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3 lessons I learned about revitalizing community from Jefferson Chalmers

For her last On the Ground story on Jefferson Chalmers, Project Editor Biba Adams shares some key takeaways from her experiences there.

Feature StoryMichigan is Automobility was released on March 26, with a by-the-numbers look at Michigan's automotive ecosystem strength.

Future technologies at the core of Michigan is Automobility report

On March 26, MICHauto released the Michigan is Automobility report. The report features a by-the-numbers look at Michigan’s substantial footprint in the automotive ecosystem. Learn how future technology is the heartbeat of this report, and what that means to Michigan’s strength in the mobility industry.

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Mobility Moments Podcast: SXSW 2019 with Komal Doshi, Seun Phillips, and Justin Robinson

Michigan was a destination at SXSW 2019, from official programming at Michigan House, to Michigan Mobility Day, and a strong presence at SXSW Job Market. Learn how Komal Doshi from Ann Arbor SPARK, Seun Phillips from PlanetM, and Justin Robinson from the Detroit Regional Partnership shared Michigan’s mobility story in Austin.

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Strong industry support makes Michigan “easy choice” for Trillium Secure

Connecting to Michigan business support organizations Ann Arbor SPARK and MEDC made all the difference to international cybersecurity firm Trillium Secure. Learn how these connections helped Trillium find the perfect fit in growing mobility hub Ann Arbor.

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Many Michigan caregivers need care themselves – but they aren't getting it

The importance of a support network when caring for a loved one can't be understated. That's why a number of Michigan organizations are working to better understand what caregivers need and make it more accessible to them.

Feature StoryDuring expansion, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation worked with DENSO to attract and train talent for new mobility products.

Getting in on the act: 3 companies joining the rush for Michigan mobility investment

Connected and autonomous vehicle production is in the works at Michigan-based manufacturers and suppliers. Our experts share the inside story on what major expansion announcements mean for our next-generation mobility ecosystem.

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The great transformation: From analog to digital, Detroit Regional Partnership leads new business

In the 130-plus year history of the automobile, the Detroit region has been a leader in the global industry. As the shift to electrification and autonomous control begins, Southeast Michigan is poised to keep and attract manufacturers and suppliers in this new era of transportation.

Feature StoryBarber David Freeman gives Andrew Burnett, Jr. a haircut at Transformations.

These North End shops are turning a John R block into a retail destination

On a strip of John R in Detroit's North End, mom-and-pop-style businesses are finding strength in numbers.

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VIDEO: Jefferson Chalmers stakeholders speak on history and revitalization

Residents and stakeholders of Jefferson Chalmers share insights on the past and future of their neighborhood.

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ReImagining Equitable Development: Join us on April 27 for IdeaLab Detroit

Join Model D for a day of workshops and other activities exploring the topic of equitable development.

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Learn what placemaking projects could be coming to two Detroit neighborhoods

Crowdfunding campaigns are underway to bring new public spaces to two Detroit neighborhoods.

Feature StoryMacomb Community College is building talent for the mobility workforce with a variety of degrees and certificates.

Multi-skilled mobility technicians cultivated at community college

A good living, especially in the mobility sector, does not necessarily require a university degree. We dig in to how one community college prepares forward-thinking tech minds for a career in mobility.

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Student teams win big at Lear Innovation Challenge

Solutions for shared mobility challenges was the topic for the Lear Student Innovation Challenge, an annual team-based college pitch competition. Learn how mentorship, teamwork and real-world problem solving kept students and industry experts busy.

Feature StoryHarriet McPhail recently relocated from her home of many years in Delray.

Detroit's home swap program transformed these sisters' lives

A grassroots coalition fought hard to set up a Detroit home swap program. Now it's having life-changing results.

Feature StoryQuicken Loans provide volunteers to the monthly Salvation army gathering.

Why Jefferson Chalmers planners and nonprofits can't stop thinking about seniors

Older adults have a growing presence in Jefferson Chalmers, and planners and service providers are taking their needs into consideration.

Feature StoryJefferson Chalmers community empowerment event

Join us on April 19 for a Jefferson Chalmers storytelling event!

Join Model and the Manistique Community Treehouse Center for a two-day Jefferson Chalmers community empowerment event.

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