Magical development: Former State Fairgrounds property purchase announced

Magical development: Former State Fairgrounds property purchase announced

An estimated $1 billion of investment is expected to begin at the former Michigan State Fairgrounds when ground is broken at 160 acres on Woodward Avenue near Eight Mile Road. It’s been a long journey for developer Magic Plus, LLC, which closed on their 16-acre property acquision today, returning the former State Fairgrounds back into […]

Michigan ranked 19th Most ‘Innovative’ State in U.S.

Michigan ranked 19th Most ‘Innovative’ State in U.S.

Michigan was ranked as the nation’s 19th most “innovative” state in a new study published by the finance and research website Wallethub. To create the rankings, the site examined the number of science, technology, engineering and math professionals per capita in each state, as well as their number of technology companies, research and development spending […]

Top Doc: MDHHS names Dr. Joneigh Khaldun Chief Deputy Director

Top Doc: MDHHS names Dr. Joneigh Khaldun Chief Deputy Director

Detroit Health Department Director Dr. Joneigh Khaldun has been tapped by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon to lead its Population Health, Medical Services, and Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities administrations as well as the Aging and Adult Services Agency. As the Chief Deputy Director for Health […]

Michigan Council aims to develop job opportunities, debunk stereotypes with an “I can” attitude

Michigan Council aims to develop job opportunities, debunk stereotypes with an “I can” attitude

We’ve all faced that moment, when someone told us “we can’t.” For those individuals with developmental disabilities, the message can be particularly troubling. They face it a lot. Turning that “you can’t” message to a “you can” message is the aim of the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council), which is advocating for the inclusion […]

Women increase in numbers and influence in Detroit

Women increase in numbers and influence in Detroit

Women are rising in numbers and influence, particularly in Detroit, where for the first time a combination of elected and appointed female Police Commissioners totaled six, making women the majority on the 11-member oversight board. “As the civilian oversight board for the Detroit Police Department, one of our goals for the department’s workforce, as well as […]

Small businesses are growing in concert with valuable resources

Small businesses are growing in concert with valuable resources

Small businesses continue to open on a regular basis in Detroit, according to The LEE Group Founder Mark S. Lee, who is among advocates helping start-ups, stay up in Detroit. It’s no surprise that demand for small business resources is growing in concert with neighborhood and small business expansions. Among upcoming small business resources, is […]

Help Wanted: 15,000 job seekers needed to fill jobs in Michigan’s Professional Trades

Help Wanted: 15,000 job seekers needed to fill jobs in Michigan’s Professional Trades

Years past, job seekers nearly always outnumbered job openings, particularly in the state’s urban centers. But this is not the case in the skilled trades industry today, which has plenty of top high-wage, high-demand Professional Trades careers left open – 15,0oo of them annually, according to current estimates. Gov. Whitmer call for 60 percent of Michiganders to […]

Early disbursement of food assistance announced

Early disbursement of food assistance announced

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) just announced that it will issue March and April food assistance benefits early to reduce the gap between benefits payments that resulted from the partial federal government shutdown. “Food assistance recipients can expect to receive next month’s benefits on March 3, 4 or 5,” according to […]

Two additional churches in Detroit to provide overnight sheltering January 29-30

Two additional churches in Detroit to provide overnight sheltering January 29-30

With extreme sub-zero temperatures forecast in the next two days, two additional churches in Detroit will provide overnight sheltering the nights of Tuesday, January 29 and Wednesday, January 30. Pope Francis Center, located at 438 St. Antoine – can accommodate 46 people St. Augustine/ St. Monica, located at 4151 Seminole – can accommodate 47 people […]