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In memory of Bradford Frost: It's time to rekindle our romance with the Detroit idea
Monday, January 23, 2017
Bradford Frost, director of Capital Impact Partners' Detroit program and all around great person, passed away this week. Model D is republishing an essay he wrote in 2015 to honor his memory.
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.
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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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Downtown Youth Boxing Gym
4760 Saint Aubin
Detroit, MI 48207
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Detroit-based web series broadcasts from downtown, focuses on celebs and sneakerheads
New Matrix Head Start Center at Spirit of Hope offers children unique learning opportunities
Debut duathlon to take place at (and benefit) Rouge Park
Knight and Fisher Foundations grant $250,000 to nearly 40 community groups throughout Detroit
March development news round-up: Detroit Riverfront takes center stage
Placemaking in the city: Kite festival, innovation center, sustainable living, and public art
Small business program encourages entrepreneurs to apply for financial and educational assistance
Corktown-based bicycle shop to open second location in West Village
Michigan Urban Farming Initiative seeks funds to build America's first sustainable "agrihood"
Detroit to be celebrated at international design festival in Saint-Étienne, France
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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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