Gov. Snyder, Michigan officials outline Israel mission and business goals

Gov. Snyder, Michigan officials outline Israel mission and business goals

Meeting with top officials, talking up Michigan industries and boosting future business development were among the achievements by Gov. Rick Snyder, who recently finished his second investment mission to Israel since taking office in 2011. Snyder outlined his mission to Israel, highlighting conversations with business executives and government leaders discussing opportunities for increased trade and […]

Limiting immigration also limits growth

Limiting immigration also limits growth

This past week’s Executive Orders from President Trump on immigration, refugees, the so-called Muslim ban, and the wall have been devastating and deeply distressing. They challenge our sense of American values and history.  Beyond our personal and moral reactions, however, the Executive Orders also may have an impact on the work of Global Detroit to spark […]

Duggan on Diversity in Detroit

Duggan on Diversity in Detroit

The City of Detroit is proud of our status as a Welcoming City, where immigrants from all countries are embraced. When President Obama was attacked for his decision to increase acceptance of Syrian refugees, Detroit became a national leader in publicly offering a home for these families. I’ve had a chance to visit some of […]

Detroit students need equal support for equal success

Detroit students need equal support for equal success

More than 2,000 years ago the Greek physician Hippocrates told his medical students, “Listen to the patient – he’s trying to tell you what’s wrong with him!” The Detroit Parent Network embraces that same philosophy as we fight to obtain the best education possible for our city’s children. We want state officials to “Listen to […]

Big Boost: Bloomberg designates Detroit an innovation city

Big Boost: Bloomberg designates Detroit an innovation city

Just in. Detroit’s been give a big city boost with the announcement of its selection as a Bloomberg Philanthropies as a new member of its Innovation Team (I-team) program, which helps City Halls drive bold innovation, change culture, and tackle big problems to deliver better results for residents. Detroit was selected from a pool of municipalities with […]

Night Lights: giant sculptures dance and play throughout the night

Night Lights: giant sculptures dance and play throughout the night

The giant moving sculptures that cavort across some of Detroit’s most popular areas will make you wonder whether you’ve wandered into a scene out of Bradbury or Asimov. From now until mid-February, 16 brightly colored, larger-than-life bizarre machinations will light up the night in Detroit. Called LuminoCITY, these activation sites are linked in two- to […]