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Ah, Depot Town, Riverside Park, Frog Island. Ypsilanti is all about the perfect summer festival. And its downtown historic district is third in size in the state—only Detroit and Grand Rapids have larger ones. Its independent music and art scenes are thriving, and it boasts a diversity that very few other Metro Detroit cities can.
You've heard about urban agriculture, but people are farming the suburbs, too
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Urban agriculture in Detroit is a hot topic in the media and on social networks. Less talked about, however, are the projects that have quietly grown up in the city's backyard. That's right, a "suburban" farming movement is alive and kicking in southeast Michigan.
Is there a future for metro Detroit ganjapreneurs?
Thursday, December 04, 2014
The politics of marijuana are shifting, and states like Colorado and Washington are seeing big growth in both entrepreneurship and tax revenues as a result. So where do metro Detroit providers stand since passing the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act in 2008, and does the state have a ganjapreneurial future?
A more efficient beer: Metro Detroit's greenest breweries
Thursday, November 20, 2014
When you consider what it takes to make your favorite microbrew, there's no getting around the fact that it is an energy- and resource-intensive process.
checks in with our most green-minded breweries and what they're doing to make a more sustainable beer.
Rummaging through Metro Detroit: 5 great places to upcycle
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Throw a stone in the air and you're bound to hit a resale, recycling, reuse or junk shop. But which places offer the best trash-to-treasure odds?
takes you on the nickel tour of the region's top upcycling destinations.
Fermenta galvanizes women in Michigan's craft beverage industry
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Some clubs are created to exclude. Some clubs are created to nurture. Fermenta is a Michigan collective devoted to helping women craft brewers find their feet in an industry otherwise dominated by men.
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Wurst Bar Ypsi taking its gastro and craft goodness to Livonia
Detroit Regional Aerotropolis takes off again with new name and new leader
Charter air service makes $5.8M investment in the Aerotropolis
Chug no more: $150 million for regional high-speed rail
Pontiac, Detroit to make mini-parks out of parking spots
Inkster, Ypsilanti, Detroit, I-275 trail score pedestrian grants
Proto Manufacturing plans to rehab Taylor site, create 46 jobs
EMU begins work on Pray Harrold renovation project
New Thompson Block plan includes bar, microbrewery
Maurer family takes on 3 more rehabs in downtown Ypsilanti
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Pure Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge announces winners
LookInTheAttic moves into new Romulus facility
DTE's 500 summer jobs for youth hitting region's suburbs
MEDC makes connection between start-ups and seed capital funds
Craft alcohol goes mainstream in Metro Detroit
Metro Detroit start-ups turn smartphones into biz apportunities
Metro Detroit start-ups dominate Accelerate Michigan
Procter & Gamble inks research deal with Michigan's public universities
MEDC's $45 million worth of auto, manufacturing deals add up to 450 jobs
Detroit Electric car brand scores microloan
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Pure Michigan Singalong shows off Metro Detroit, becomes a web sensation
Paste Magazine lists 12 Michigan bands you gotta listen to
Source: Paste Magazine
Metro Detroit malls appear in New Yorker cartoon
Source: The New Yorker
Chicago Sun-Times is on board with Michigan's high-speed rail
Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Art vs Beer - Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti feature big fests this weekend
Never mind rock-n-roll high school, Ypsi has a high tech high school
Ypsilanti firm helps Massachusetts entrepreneurs create dry erase paint
Source: CNN Money
The Salvation Army's Red Kettle drive now takes plastic
Source: Great Lakes IT Report
Study started in Ypsi preschool finds that IQ is overrated
Source: Boston Globe
Ypsi's Clean Energy Coalition offers tips to green up your home
Source: Ann Arbor News
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