How Detroit’s Coffee Shops are shaping neighborhood redevelopment

How Detroit’s Coffee Shops are shaping neighborhood redevelopment

For a city on the rise, it seems appropriate that alongside retail, restaurants and commercial renovation, coffeehouses are among the top hot spots around Detroit’s neighborhoods. These caffeine-fueled developments are new and old – longstanding and still in the development stages. Lots of sites are popping up across our city, building new spaces as well […]

Midtown’s Sugar Hill District to Gain $32 Million Housing Development with Affordable Housing

Midtown’s Sugar Hill District to Gain $32 Million Housing Development with Affordable Housing

Straight off of his widely lauded speech at the Mackinac Policy Conference in which he highlighted the need for affordable housing, Mayor Mike Duggan, Midtown Detroit representatives and local architects came together to announced a new housing project in the city with 25 percent affordable units. On Friday, Mayor Duggan announced the developers and design […]

Voices from the Island: Jean Meyer on Political Civility, the Affordable Healthcare Act and Caring for All

Voices from the Island: Jean Meyer on Political Civility, the Affordable Healthcare Act and Caring for All

One of the pillars or discussion points at this year’s Mackinac Policy Conference is Restoring Civility in American Politics. That means finding ways to get leaders of all kinds to work together, compromise for progress and depolarize today’s political environment. Someone who truly understands that need is Jean Meyer, MSN, RN. Meyer is President & […]

Investor doubles down in Detroit

Investor doubles down in Detroit

Sterling Howard is betting big on Detroit – and it’s a gamble this real estate expert expects to win. Howard is the managing director of Silver Capital Group in Farmington Hills. Its role in Detroit over the past few years has been to acquire properties with huge potential, get them ready for the market and […]

Small Business Workshop targets building Detroit’s businesses for the long haul

Small Business Workshop targets building Detroit’s businesses for the long haul

While there typically is huge excitement when starting a new business – sending out press releases, hosting grand-opening celebrations, welcoming waves of new customers – that passion can fade and even be extinguished when the reality of operating day-to-day hits. Sustaining a business beyond the first year, maintaining and growing a business customer base as […]

Harpist, vocalist and lifelong educator Patricia Terry-Ross named Kresge Eminent Artist for 2017

Harpist, vocalist and lifelong educator Patricia Terry-Ross named Kresge Eminent Artist for 2017

What makes a city memorable? Certainly, it is its green spaces, architecture, business community and non-profit sector. But, first and foremost, it is its people. So when the Kresge Foundation thinks about selecting its next Eminent Artist, it takes into consideration what that person has brought to his or her city – about how that […]

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