Top Doc Tapped: Dr. Abdul El-Sayed accepts National Health Promotion Board seat

Top Doc Tapped: Dr. Abdul El-Sayed accepts National Health Promotion Board seat

Let’s face it, proximity matters. With his appointment to the National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives 12-member Healthy People advisory committee, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed will be as close to national healthcare decision makers and leaders as one can get. Dr. El-Sayed, the executive director of the Detroit Health Department, was selected for the committee […]

Mayor moves more funding to Detroit’s neighborhoods

Mayor moves more funding to Detroit’s neighborhoods

We’ve heard it increasingly in recent years: Detroit needs attention beyond downtown. And while it’s true that companies occupying those few square miles of real estate near Campus Martius help draw jobs and business to the entire city, it’s also true that corporate headquarters in high-rise buildings have limited impact on outlying neighborhoods. That’s why […]

Give: Flint children need the gift of milk                                                              

Give: Flint children need the gift of milk                                                              

Giving. We do a lot of that throughout the year and, particularly, during the holiday season. While many, many organizations are deserving of support, there is still great need in a city that is close to our home and hearts – Flint. This #GivingTuesday TheHUB is asking you to give the gift of milk to […]

Shop Detroit

Shop Detroit

Detroit’s wide assortment of small businesses are nothing, if not unique. From apparel shops and bakeries to car detailers, coffee shops and art galleries, our independently-owned businesses stand apart from cookie-cutter operations. Detroit’s small businesses add character to our street corners, strengthen our local culture and help build connections between us all. There’s something inspirational […]

Fast City: Comcast delivers one Gig service in Detroit

Fast City: Comcast delivers one Gig service in Detroit

Detroit’s development has been moving at a dizzying pace. Demand for improved access to information and resources has never been higher or more needed than now, according to Luther Keith,  executive director of ARISE Detroit! That’s why today’s announcement that Comcast can now deliver speeds up to 1 Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) to residential customers throughout the entire city of […]

Faith in Transportation

Faith in Transportation

There is more faith in transportation in Detroit, thanks to the efforts of an interdenominational group of faith, clergy and community leaders from Christian, Islamic and Jewish faiths across Southeast Michigan. The leaders, who announced their YES endorsement and a commitment to collaboratively drive efforts to drive YES votes for regional transit on Nov. 8, […]

Blight brings bright opportunity for Detroit program grads

Blight brings bright opportunity for Detroit program grads

Several-dozen Detroiters have new professional opportunities, thanks to a city-led environmental training program. Advanced-level certificates were awarded to 79 graduates of various construction and deconstruction disciplines at a recent Northwest Activities Center ceremony. The City of Detroit’s Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department (BSEED) hosted training that ranged from five to 11 weeks, through a […]

The New Merchants on Main: Far-reaching efforts to attract immigrants can help transform city neighborhoods

The New Merchants on Main: Far-reaching efforts to attract immigrants can help transform city neighborhoods

Mobile and move-in ready, immigrants are well-poised to transform the landscape of Michigan’s inner-city neighborhoods. They have the determination, skills and, most often, funding needed to start new businesses. Where they go, prosperity usually follows. In 2010, new immigrant business owners generated $1.8 billion in total net business income, which represented 9.2 percent of Michigan’s […]