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Drew McUsic and Alessandra Carreon, co-founders of PizzaPlex

New businesses on West Vernor strive to integrate into culturally-rich southwest Detroit

In the last couple years, a number of new businesses have opened on West Vernor Highway near Clark Park. And many of them are demonstrating a desire to be a part of the fabric of an already thriving, culturally-rich community. 

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VIDEO: Pennies from Heaven breaks down employment barriers

How are rural foundations across the state approaching economic development? Find out what Pennies from Heaven Foundation did to break down employment barriers.

Olga Stella, executive director of Design Core Detroit

Q&A: Olga Stella of Design Core Detroit on why the future of design must be inclusive

Design Core Detroit, the organization that's shepherding Detroit's "City of Design" designation, announced its rebrand this week. We spoke to its executive director to learn more about that decision, the state of design in Detroit, and the importance of inclusive design. 

Sharon Murphy, founder of Clothes 4 Jobs

Looking the part: One woman's mission to dress job candidates to their fullest potential

Clothes 4 Jobs Detroit, a nonprofit that launches next month, has the goal of providing underserved Detroit-area job candidates with professional attire for job fairs, interviews, and their future careers.

Amit Makhecha

Food entrepreneurs scale up production at groundbreaking manufacturing facility FEAST Detroit

On a very basic level, FEAST Detroit is a collaborative manufacturing facility with three partner companies. But they're using the extra space to help small food entrepreneurs scale up.
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MI Women List

Stories from the new economy: Michigan Women's Foundation

The Michigan Women's Foundation's mission is to transform the state to achieve equality and empowerment for women and girls.

WSU Tech Comm List

Stories from the new economy: Technology Commercialization at Wayne State University

Wayne State University's Office of Technology Commercialization is responsible for protecting and commercializing the intellectual properties developed at Wayne State, helping researchers and practitioners translate bedside and laboratory discoveries into products that can change lives.

D2D List

Stories from the new economy: D2D business connect

By helping large Detroit institutions and corporations purchase goods and services within the city of Detroit, D2D is creating an environment where all Detroit-based businesses can thrive.

AutoHarvest List

Stories from the new economy: AutoHarvest

The auto industry's skilled workforce of engineers continuously produces new technologies and intellectual properties. AutoHarvest, a social network/online marketplace for innovation in the auto industry, helps them commercialize their ideas.

Bizdom List

Stories from the new economy: Bizdom

Bizdom is an entrepreneurial accelerator that provides training and mentorship to tech startups looking for the help and funding they need to grow their ideas into profitable businesses.
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