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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.
Cracking the Digital Ceiling
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Having more women in tech leadership positions isn't just about equity, it's about economic vitality.
Natalie Burg connects with a trio of prominent local women to get their ideas on how to unlock a new generation of female technology chiefs.
Guest Blogger: Tom Woiwode
Thursday, August 08, 2013
Metro Detroit is inching ever closer to being criss-crossed not just by roads, but a network of trails, or greenways. The Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan has made over 150 grants to this end. Greenways Initiative Director Tom Woiwode maps out the where and why of this greenway network.
Guest Blogger: Angela Barbash
Thursday, July 25, 2013
A hybrid breed of business that puts its profits to work for the social good is a new option for incorporation in Michigan. Reconsider CEO Angela Barbash tells us why the For-Benefit sector is where the money's at these days.
Playing to the Fringe
Thursday, July 18, 2013
To some, fringe theater is a kind of creative canary in the coalmine, a clue as to whether your art scene offers a nurturing environment for performing artists to experiment and explore. So, how does metro Detroit stack up?
Patrick Dunn checks in with a handful of local companies to get the lay of the land.
Is Your Community Redevelopment Ready?
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Sometimes it's not about adding to what you've got but making the most of what you have. For nearly a decade the Michigan Suburbs Alliance has helped metro Detroit communities to redevelop their existing assets. Now, the program is being adopted by the MEDC in order to go state-wide, and they're discovering that regional cooperation is a key component for success.
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Source: The New Yorker
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Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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Source: CNN Money
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Source: Great Lakes IT Report
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Source: Boston Globe
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Source: Ann Arbor News
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