More kids are paying attention in class, getting better grades, making healthier food choices and amping up activity levels thanks to Building Healthy Communities

More kids are paying attention in class, getting better grades, making healthier food choices and amping up activity levels thanks to Building Healthy Communities

Kids go off to school almost every day to learn reading, math, science and more. Now with the help Building Healthy Communities, they can also learn how to be a healthier person.  For the ninth year, elementary schoolers can fight childhood obesity and get healthier with common sense solutions with the school-based wellness program’s help. […]

D2D program targets $1 billion in Detroit-to-Detroit business spending

D2D program targets $1 billion in Detroit-to-Detroit business spending

Won’t you be my neighbor … and my business partner? That’s what the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) hopes to accomplish with its Detroit to Detroit, or D2D, buyers program. D2D helps small suppliers become “Buyer-Ready Businesses” and gives them a chance to make direct, face-to-face contact with buyers from big purchasing organizations and learn […]

It’s summer in Detroit with hot events at Campus Martius Park, Cadillac Square, Capitol Park, Grand Circus, Paradise Valley

It’s summer in Detroit with hot events at Campus Martius Park, Cadillac Square, Capitol Park, Grand Circus, Paradise Valley

You know it’s summer in the city when events begin at the downtown Detroit’s five historic parks – Campus Martius Park, Cadillac Square, Capitol Park, Grand Circus and Paradise Valley’s Beatrice Buck Park It all started June 1 with Quicken Loans Summer in the Parks, featuring free entertainment daily, all summer long in the parks. […]

Danialle Karmanos’ yoga program teaches kids to work it out peacefully, make healthy choices

Danialle Karmanos’ yoga program teaches kids to work it out peacefully, make healthy choices

Danialle Karmanos had goose bumps. She was watching Detroit elementary school kids work it out on yoga mats practicing alongside each other. “There was energy happening and swirling in the room,” she says. “It was giving children who often live in extremely stressful situations inner peace.” That’s the goal of Karmanos’ Work It Out yoga […]

Michigan, Israel partner to bring new technologies and jobs to the state

Michigan, Israel partner to bring new technologies and jobs to the state

Building bridges is a great thing. They connect people and cultures, break down separation, and bring businesses to jobs and jobs to businesses. In short, they fill gaps. There’s a new bridge being built between Michigan and Israel. It’s part of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) Pure Michigan Business Connect program and is created […]

New ads drive home need for strong regional transit in Southeast Michigan to create jobs, improve quality of life

New ads drive home need for strong regional transit in Southeast Michigan to create jobs, improve quality of life

There is no question we need a regional transportation system is Southeast Michigan. It will create jobs. It will help keep and attract talent.  It will give us the same competitive advantage enjoyed by other major cities and regions that see more economic development because they have a strong transportation system. To drive those points home, the Detroit […]