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Would-be entrepreneurs, are you Co-Labing in Detroit?

In a city once derided for having no co-working spaces, there are now several open in Detroit. With the opening of Bamboo Detroit and Grand Circus happening within a month of each other last year, the brains behind both decided…

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Gratiot Avenue cleanup inspired by a drive to break the cycle of negativity about Detroit

“The first step to becoming more positive is to first surround ourselves with a positive atmosphere and a positive environment,” says Clifford Kennedy, founder of Empire 151 and organizer for this weekend’s Clean Gratiot event in Detroit.  Clifford, a Detroit…

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Can healthy trees help cities fight crime?

Graceful Elm trees once lined the streets of Detroit, forming vaulted tunnels of shade through most neighborhoods.  But that all changed when the Dutch Elm beetle arrived in the United States in 1930 and pretty much wiped out most of…

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Support your local merchants: Great places to find holiday gifts across Michigan

There’s nothing like the quaint feel of a downtown shopping area during the holiday season. There’s something old-timey and comforting about cozy storefronts, with lights ablaze and adorned in creative holiday trimmings. To me, it’s a welcome departure from the…

The importance of millennials in Michigan’s core cities

Fresh off of the West Michigan Policy Forum, there’s a buzz over Michigan’s economy and our core cities.  Dan Gilbert of Quicken Loans, Dan Loepp of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Dick DeVos of Windquest Group and Grand…

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