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Detroit's veteran bartenders reflect on over 30 years behind the bar
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Most seasoned bartenders will tell you that the more things change, the more they stay the same. But for these tenured tenders, the view from the bar illustrates the story of Detroit’s dynamic transformations.
Constant 'Movement': 10 years managing one of the world's largest electronic music festivals
Saturday, April 30, 2016
In 2006, Detroit's renowned electronic music festival nearly disappeared for good. That is, until Paxahau took on the challenge of running it. 10 years later and the festival is as strong as ever.
Tech startup finds creative solution to living and working in two different cities
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Many startups find Silicon Valley oversaturated and are seeking opportunities in cities with nascent tech scenes. Castle, a property management tech company, is doing just that in Detroit.
Innovation district has the potential to "supercharge" Detroit's economy
Friday, April 15, 2016
The Brookings Institute has identified
areas that contain concentrations of universities, research institutions, and companies as "innovation districts," or places that "supercharge the economy." Many believe Midtown Detroit could be that kind of place -- a nexus of innovative thinking and commercial development for the entire region.
The versatile material and company that's restoring Detroit's downtown architecture
Monday, April 04, 2016
Glassline recreates lost or deteriorated architectural elements for historic buildings that are undergoing rehabilitation. And they're making them all out of fiberglass.
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Video: Get ready for a summer of robots and discovery at the Michigan Science Center
Cass Corridor Films
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
From its planetarium to its new RobotLab exhibit, the Michigan Science Center has a little something for everyone. Get a sense of the sights and sounds of the museum before your next visit to Michigan's STEM hub.
NEIdeas challenge returns for second year of grants to small businesses in Detroit
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Applications for 2015 NEIdeas grants open on Thursday, May 7.
Detroit Revitalization Fellows hustle harder
Detroit Revitalization Fellows
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
In this video, three Detroit Revitalization Fellows talk about their day jobs, which are all focused on improving life in the city, and their extracurricular entrepreneurial activities, which do much the same.
TechTown SWOT City spreads opportunity to neighborhood businesses
New Economy Initiative
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
SWOT City empowers neighborhood businesses, providing them with expert analysis to help them identify their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.
Stories from the new economy: Michigan Women's Foundation
New Economy Initiative
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The Michigan Women's Foundation's mission is to transform the state to achieve equality and empowerment for women and girls.
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Detroit, MI 48207
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Q&A: Todd Scott on the link between Detroit's greenways and green infrastructure
Q&A: WSU's Carol Miller on the interplay between green and gray infrastructure
Restoration of the Treymore Apartments building results in 28 affordable housing units in Midtown
November development news round-up: New homes in North Corktown, a new home for basketball, and more
Local audio equipment maker to ship products around the world
Detroit dog daycare business to launch major expansion along the Cass Corridor
Downtown co-working space to double in size, eyes big future
Clothing, gifts, and more: New retail storefront coming to Eastern Market
Using the literary arts to fight blight on Tuxedo Street
New veterinary house call company opens in downtown Detroit
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City of Detroit to offer municipal IDs by end of 2017
Source: City of Detroit
Unique program offers grants for "narrative shifting" Detroit video projects
Source: Allied Media Projects
Final year of NEI's challenge to grant local businesses a total of $500K
Detroit Tigers experience explosive financial growth
Source: Crain's Detroit Business
Knight Arts Challenge Detroit accepting submissions now through May 2
New data suggest that metro Detroit's 'brain drain' is over
Source: City Lab
Detroit's SXSW? Corktown Strut festival has bold ambitions
Source: Detroit Free Press
Electronic music legends Kraftwerk to headline 2016 Movement festival
Enjoy vintage video games and cocktails at Michigan Science Center After Dark
Motor City Muckraker shifts focus to education in 2016
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