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Whether its biotech start-ups like Ann Arbor's QuatRx, alternative energy companies like Grosse Pointe's Environmental Transportation Solutions, microbrewers in Dexter, or craft boutiques like Ferndale's Naka, economic pioneers are reshaping Michigan's business landscape.You can't stop them, so why not join them?


Bianca Bahri, owner of Fit2Fight

Find your inner Ronda Rousey at Fit2Fight Studios in Troy, a gym exclusively for women

There are no soft workouts at Fit2Fight, a Troy gym exclusively for women. Women walk out covered in sweat with bruises all over their shins from kicking the bags, and actually learn kickboxing and self-defense techniques. They punch. They kick. They lift. They kick ass.

Global Detroit

Reshaping Midwest cities through immigrant talent

How America's former industrial heartland is reclaiming its economically powerful past by attracting foreign-born residents.

Josh Lin mural

Bucking national trends, venture capital on the rise in Michigan

Once upon a time, venture capital in Michigan was small and inconsequential. Today it's powering the Great Lakes State's new economy, growing at a time when the industry has shrunk. In this special report, we take a long look on what that means for our local entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The Cellarmen's crew

Cellarmen's brings beards, bees, and booze to Hazel Park

The Hazel Park buzz (get it???) is real, and for further proof check out Cellarmen's, a new meadery, cidery, and brewery brought to us by four majestically bearded B. Nektar alumni. 

Stanisz, Rigato, and Van Til

Forthcoming Mabel Gray signals new cool for Hazel Park

Hazel Park is "under construction," says chef James Rigato. And, thanks in no small part to his forthcoming second restaurant Mabel Gray, it stands to become the next cool metro Detroit neighborhood.
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An Early Morning Visit to Detroit's Eastern Market

Every weekday, Detroit's Eastern Market is buzzing with action while most of us are still sleeping. Cass Corridor Films got up early to follow Slow Jams, a producer of artisan jams, on a quest for locally grown herbs at the wholesale market.


A Life Reconstructed

In a warehouse off 9 Mile Road in River Rouge, Brian DuBois has decided to leave behind the world of architecture and construction and launch 2:37am studios, a furniture design firm that constructs products to last. Oh, and he likes to breakdance.

Bellyache Candy Shoppe

Candy and Detroit rock n' roll - two great tastes that taste great together! Royal Oak's Bellyache Candy Company is taking the web by storm, pushing Goo Goo Clusters, Pop Rocks and Charleston Chews along with CDs, vinyl LPs and 7-inch singles from bands like  The Amino Acids, The Hentchman, and Gore Gore Girls. Can you say, "Yummy"?

Spur Studios

Spur Studios is yet another example of Ypsilanti's DIY philosophy of collective innovation and artistic community building. Attracting a confederation of artists, designers, and musicians, James Marks of VG Kids has turned an empty building into a successful hive of inspiration and creativity.

Tech Brewery

From $50 desk rentals to million dollar start-ups, Tech Brewery is a coworking space that caters to Ann Arbor's tech community with an eye toward entrepreneurship. Professional collaborations, tech meet-ups and beer-fueled social gatherings are all part of the mix in this innovative workspace.
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