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Pontiac is a city in its own right, with a downtown to match. Live music venues, unique restaurants, off-the-hook clubs, avant-garde galleries? Check, check, check, check. Plus, there is quality historic housing stock that is actually affordable.
In Pontiac, historic neighborhoods are key to city's revival
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Pontiac's historic neighborhoods are not only testaments to the city's former economic and industrial might, but also to its potential for future redevelopment.
Three Woodward Ave. development trends we're excited about
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Change is slow when it comes to metro Detroit communities. That's why we're excited about the innovative projects and thinking that has taken root in Ferndale, Birmingham and Pontiac. From mixed-use mandates to reimagined parking structures to entire city blocks being readied for redevelopment, these Woodward Ave. communities are embracing a more walkable future.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. revs up for success
Thursday, July 31, 2014
From their Royal Oak basement to the stages of Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. is yet more evidence that metro Detroit is both
destination and birthplace for contemporary music. The indie duo explains why our local music scene continues to rock, pop and rap with the best of them.
OpEd: Why Oakland Schools Technical Campuses has a Working Relationship With Business
Paul Galbenski, Mary Kay Aukee, & Cynthia Scherphorn
Thursday, June 12, 2014
As Michigan reinvents its economy, educational institutions are getting in synch with employers' changing needs. Leaders from the Oakland Schools Technical Campuses discuss the importance of retooling to supply the state's emerging high-tech industries with new talent.
Michigan Land Banks: 10 Years of Struggles and Successes
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Blight, foreclosure, real estate speculation -- they can degrade a neighborhood's value and compromise the social and economic health of a community. For the last decade, land banks have been used as a tool for revitalization. Embraced by some and reviled by others,
takes a look at where the programs have worked and why.
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Saginaw Green pocket park planned for downtown Pontiac
Slow's Bar-B-Q to expand to downtown Pontiac
Pulse Design christens new digs in Pontiac
Woodward Ave. transformation revealed
Food Truck grants heat up business plans
Federal grant funds speedier trains between Dearborn and Kalamazoo
Tennis anyone? Lawn tennis club coming to Pontiac
Artist Lounge to be part of Pontiac revival
Soccer and lacrosse complex expanding in Pontiac
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Innovation & Job News
Twenty-year-old tech firm DASI Solutions grows staff, revenue in downtown Pontiac
Pontiac's Mobile Comply adds 4 jobs, clears way for mobile certification
Local startups score at Social Entrepreneurship Challenge
Fooke USA sets up shop in Pontiac
DASI Solutions adds 8 jobs, moves into new downtown Pontiac HQ
RazorThreat makes security software more interactive
The Dobrusin Law Firm pivots to focus on IP law practice
FIRSTsense Medical aims to launch product next summer
Mobile Comply adds 5 staff in downtown Pontiac
Pure Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge announces winners
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In the News
Former GM facility converted to high-end car condos in Pontiac
Source: The Oakland Press
Ghost tours add life to Pontiac's redevelopment
Source: Crain's Detroit Business
Pontiac's Erebus no. 6 on America's Best Haunts list
Source: The Miami Herald
Defunct Pontiac community center remade into Wessen Lawn Tennis Club
Source: The New York Times
Metro Detroit home prices climb 20% in June
Source: M Live
Batman V. Superman film to spend $131M shooting in Michigan
Source: Screen Magazine
Amtrak, state on board with higher speeds, Wi-Fi on Michigan trains
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
'Transformers 4' film shooting underway in Metro Detroit
Oakland County's job market is healthiest in years
Source: University of Michigan News Service
Downtowns say no to blank walls, yes to active facades
Source: Oakland Press
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