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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.


The future is now: A glimpse into Metro Detroit's mobility ecosystem

Across Southeast Michigan, diverse mobility projects are underway that are part of the larger mobility ecosystem that positions Metro Detroit as the global leader in connected and autonomous vehicle technology.

Attendees of a community meeting at the Delray Rec Center on air quality assessment - Jan. 25, 2018

How residents of southwest Detroit fought for, and won, a historic community benefits package

The Gordie Howe International Bridge is expected to be an enormous economic boon to Southeast Michigan, but many in southwest Detroit wonder if they'll have access to those benefits. Thanks to a historic deal, they will.

Tracy Teague, a Production Supervisor at Shinola

Can Detroit become a textile manufacturing hub? Industry professionals think so

Detroit currently lacks the manufacturing capacity and labor force to support local fashion companies. But many people in the field are determined to change that.

Monique Tate, digital steward trainer with the Equitable Internet Initiative

How a surprising partnership will result in internet for Detroiters lacking access

Called the Equitable Internet Initiative, the project will provide internet to 150 Detroit households and was made possible by a partnership of organizations with different strengths and missions, coming together for a common cause. 
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TechTown SWOT City spreads opportunity to neighborhood businesses

SWOT City empowers neighborhood businesses, providing them with expert analysis to help them identify their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

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.


Stories from the new economy: Henry Ford Innovation Institute

Henry Ford Innovation Institute connects medical practitioners with designers and entrepreneurs to help commercialize the innovation that arises every day at Henry Ford Hospital.
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