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Voices: TechTown CEO on the value of failure

Failure carries with it an unfortunate stigma, especially in Detroit's business community. For the first entry in a series on empowering failure, TechTown CEO Ned Staebler writes about his failed run for the Michigan state legislature.

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A new model for Write a House means more writers in Detroit

Since 2014, Write a House has given away four rehabbed Detroit homes to writers. But because of the city's changing real estate market, they're transitioning to a rental model—which will hopefully mean even more writers in Detroit.

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Is being the coolest team in amateur soccer enough? Detroit City FC explores going pro

DCFC has been one of the great American success stories in both amateur sports and soccer. Now they're exploring a jump to professional status.

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The gig economy: Can you make a living freelancing in Metro Detroit?

Be your own boss, work from home, skip the commute—it's the fantasy of many an office drone. But can you survive doing it? Patrick Dunn tells us the story of a few Metro Detroiters who are living the dream.

Visitors to "Footwork"

Power of Detroit's creative, corporate partnerships on display at international design festival

As part of the UNESCO City of Design designation, a team of Detroit designers curated an exhibition for the city's entry in the festival in Saint-Étienne, France. The result is "Footwork: The Choreography of Collaboration."
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Progress, not prestige, motivates Detroit Revitalization Fellows

The Detroit Revitalization Fellows are talented mid-career leaders stimulating progress within Detroit’s civic, community, and economic development landscape. This video highlights their collaborative efforts on the Motor City Mapping project.

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Detroit Revitalization Fellows hustle harder

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.
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