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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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Belle Isle beautification efforts focus on fundraising events for fountain, community programming
70 units in 30 days: Forest Arms redevelopment fills up fast in Midtown
Work continues on the restoration of the Detroit Yacht Club
Small business contest seeks applicants for $50,000 award
April development news round-up: Retail, restaurants, and office space
Two new placemaking projects launched on city's east and west sides
Detroit outpaces rest of southeastern Michigan for new residential unit permits
Luxury apartments development hopes to draw residents to riverfront
Move over food trucks, a flower truck is coming to Detroit
Church in Midtown restores historic building to former glory
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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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