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Feature Story Krista McClure wants to bring metro Detroit parents together in her collaborative space on W. Nichols Road.

Detroit coworking child care space leverages funds to support parents through COVID-19

Krista McClure has been bringing metro Detroit parents together since 2017 in her family-friendly, coworking space on West McNichols Road. Now, the owner of Detroit Parent Collective sees a chance to grow, and to double down on the inclusivity she set out to achieve.

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24 hours in Detroit with chef Ederique Goudia

An expert in food, music, and culture with more than 20 years of restaurant industry experience, Goudia highlights her favorite local spots on the east side. Here’s how Goudia would spend a perfect day in the city she now calls home.


Longform The B2B Trail between Dexter and Hudson Mills Metropark.

"Everyone seems to agree on this": Southeast Michigan comes together to plan connected trails system

Stakeholders have adopted a more regional approach, thinking in terms of projects that build trail connections not just within a single county but across Southeast Michigan.  

Feature Story LifeBUILDERS youth play football with DeAngelo Mabone prior to the pandemic.

Resilient Neighborhoods: This faith-based nonprofit helped spark a revival in Detroit's Regent Park

Over the last decade-and-a-half, an energetic community development organization has helped bring affordable housing and hope to a neglected corner of Detroit.

Feature Story Cherie Styles built her Detroit freight company, Cheetah Logistics, from the ground up.

Trucking entrepreneur navigates her company through COVID-19 roadblocks and industry stereotypes

Drawing inspiration from her family’s background in the trucking industry, Detroit entrepreneur Cherie Styles built Cheetah Logistics from the ground up, and she’s not about to let the COVID-19 pandemic stand in her way.

Feature Story All about Technology, Willie Brake, Detroit

Local tech entrepreneur helps bridge Detroit’s digital accessibility divide

Willie Brake has always been ahead of the curve, joining business incubators before they became trendy and recognizing the value in refurbishing computers early on. Now the Detroit entrepreneur is using his business to build up equitable access to technology and tech training in his city.

Feature Story Enid Parham is in the process of enrolling in the Legacy Detroiter program.

'Green rush': How the Legacy Detroit program aims to ensure social equity in local cannabis industry

“We still want outsiders to do business here. They are welcome. But there is a huge desire to make sure that Detroiters have an opportunity, too," says Detroit City Councilman James Tate.


Feature Story Chase L. Cantrell, executive director of Building Community Value

How Building Community Value aims 'to build a better ecosystem' with Corktown acquisition

Through a partnership with the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, an equitable development scorecard is under development and will be used to determine what gets built at 14th and Dalzelle.


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