United Way and regional partners amp up collaboration to resolve seemingly insolvable community issues

United Way and regional partners amp up collaboration to resolve seemingly insolvable community issues

Community-based programs and service organizations have the collaborative power to move the needle on some of Detroit’s most pressing challenges such as improving education and neighborhood investment, if not end them entirely. Dr. Herman Gray, president and CEO of United Way for Southeastern Michigan, is committed to channeling that power to stamp “problem solved” on […]

Google signs lease to open office in downtown Detroit

Google signs lease to open office in downtown Detroit

Google has signed a lease with Olympia Development and The District Detroit to open a 29,178-sq.-ft. office at 52 East Henry St. More than 100 employees will occupy the office, which will be alongside Little Caesars Arena. It will  open next spring. “The city of Detroit has a rich history of culture and innovation, and […]

The people and places that make Southwest Detroit a great neighborhood to call home

The people and places that make Southwest Detroit a great neighborhood to call home

Detroit is a wonderful mash-up of diverse residents and iconic neighborhoods that define its character and unique “city soul.” Each has a daily rhythm, a veritable “it” factor. Here’s a closer look inside Southwest Detroit, an area that has been attracting interest and investment. With access to the Canadian border crossing, major expressways, proximity to […]

LISC’s $75 million commitment to Detroit neighborhoods fills investment gaps

LISC’s $75 million commitment to Detroit neighborhoods fills investment gaps

Detroiters have 75 million new reasons to love their city. LISC Detroit has announced a new community investment strategy that includes $75 million to finance thousands of affordable homes, businesses and jobs in underserved Detroit neighborhoods. Called the new Equitable Impact Investment Fund, it doubles LISC’s traditional investing and is expected to leverage more than […]

Willie Brooks named to head Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority

Willie Brooks named to head Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority

Willie Brooks has been unanimously elected the next president and CEO of the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority (DWMHA) by its board of directors. Brooks has served as chief executive officer and chief financial officer at Oakland County Health Network.His background also includes working at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michiganas a chief systems analyst, […]

Downtown Detroit Markets need artists, makers, entrepreneurs, small businesses for holidays

Downtown Detroit Markets need artists, makers, entrepreneurs, small businesses for holidays

Calling Detroit’s artists, makers, entrepreneurs and small businesses. You are invited to apply be part of the Downtown Detroit Markets for the winter season. The markets will be open for the winter season from November 17 through Sunday, January 7. Applications are open now through Monday, October 23at www.bedrockdetroit.com/downtown-detroit-markets. The markets were created by Bedrock […]

Detroit plan will invest $125 million in business districts, reclaim $2.6 billion in retail spending

Detroit plan will invest $125 million in business districts, reclaim $2.6 billion in retail spending

Some Detroit business districts showing small, but promising signs of recovery, as well as the many with little to no hope of improvement in sight, will soon get a seismic infusion of capital, Mayor Mike Duggan announced today. If approved by the Detroit City Council, the improvement dollars will come $125 million in bond funds, […]

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