City of Detroit Announces changes to Department of Neighborhoods District Manager lineup

City of Detroit Announces changes to Department of Neighborhoods District Manager lineup

One of the most important jobs in the city of Detroit may be its District Managers – they’re people who have a direct impact on the lives of residents and neighborhood strength. Mayor Mike Duggan recently announced the appointment of three new District Managers to the Department of Neighborhoods. Mayor Duggan created the Department of […]

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 […]

Powerful Recovery: Thank You DTE Energy

Powerful Recovery: Thank You DTE Energy

It’s a bit eerie, really. Being without power makes us all stop and remember that life wasn’t always this easy. We count on electricity to do just about everything and when we don’t have access to it, we suffer. In the majority of cases, we’re inconvenienced, but in others, there are more life-threatening consequences. We’ve […]

Business leaders are you “in” on immigration?

Business leaders are you “in” on immigration?

There’s no shortage of conversation around immigration policies, practices and public good these days. Leading the conversation here at home is Global Detroit, a nationally recognized organization that uses fact-based research to debunk the myths about immigrant impact and assimilation. The organization, which keeps a keen eye on the economic impact of immigrants, is asking corporations to stand-up, recognize and […]

Detroit organizations come together to share concerns about Muslim Ban

Detroit organizations come together to share concerns about Muslim Ban

Anyone, even the least informed, can tell you that we live in a volatile political climate.  The recent announcement of a travel ban, dubbed by many the “Muslim Ban,” has certainly added to the tension and caused fear and anxiety in many Detroit neighborhoods. That brought several Detroit-area organizations with deep ties to that community […]

Wayne County Administration Considering New Jail Site Proposal

Wayne County Administration Considering New Jail Site Proposal

As downtown Detroit’s landscape continuously evolves, a new proposal between Wayne County and Rock Ventures is creating significant buzz among county officials, residents and business owners around the area. Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans is now reviewing Rock Venture’s proposal to build a criminal justice center and use the jail site as a “welcoming […]

Detroit organization may have to turn away victims of rape and assualt

Detroit organization may have to turn away victims of rape and assualt

Would you turn away a rape victim or someone who has been tortured from your door? In essence, that’s the dilemma that Freedom House is facing today. The last few weeks have been incredibly troubling for metro Detroit’s immigrant and refugee communities. But even before news of President Trump’s so-called travel ban and the protests that followed, […]

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