Detroit to host FIRST Robotics World Championship in 2018

Detroit to host FIRST Robotics World Championship in 2018

It’s something we 20th century children of Detroit only thought would exist in our wildest fantasies of the future. A FIRST Robotics World Championship held in our city. It is happening. Detroit will host the championship for three years beginning in April 2018. During the event Cobo Center and Ford Field will be overrun with […]

Readying for Growth: Developers and neighborhood residents agree that development is a two-way street

Readying for Growth: Developers and neighborhood residents agree that development is a two-way street

It’s not the most ordinary landscape for development. From east to west, Detroit communities are diverse not only in their residential makeup, but in their depth of economic and professional resources. The various obstacles faced by neighborhoods envisioning assets that would enhance their quality of life is an ongoing discussion in the city. Although developers […]

GM pilots STEM Camp in Cody Rouge Community

GM pilots STEM Camp in Cody Rouge Community

More than 2,500 GM volunteers put on work gloves, work boots and safety glasses and headed for the Cody Rouge community for the company’s week-long volunteer event July 24-28. Volunteers came from all levels of GM’s Detroit operation including Chairman Mary Barra, who spent time working in the community. Besides painting, cleaning, gardening and doing […]

Building Trajectory: Detroit-based company celebrates opening of DTE Energy’s Beacon Park

Building Trajectory:  Detroit-based company celebrates opening of DTE Energy’s Beacon Park

Damon Tooles was a successful stock broker and commodities trader in Southfield. Then his life suddenly changed when he connected with a Detroit developer who was working on projects with the late Detroit business leader Don Barden. Suddenly Tooles found himself in the construction business. When the initial projects were complete he decided the nation’s […]

Putting Detroit Neighborhoods on the Map

Putting Detroit Neighborhoods on the Map

Driving down Woodward Avenue through downtown Detroit, the signs of major projects, completed or underway, are obvious. Construction of the QLINE is finished, and the streetcars are ferrying visitors and commuters from downtown to New Center. A few cranes are wrapping up work on the outside of the new Little Caesars Arena, while crews work […]

Companies combine forces to complement Cody Rouge

Companies combine forces to complement Cody Rouge

Twenty-five Cody High School students will work summer jobs at DTE Energy, while 15 men from the Cody Rouge neighborhood further their knowledge of plumbing, carpentry, and painting, through a training program. Meanwhile, thousands of other Cody Rouge youth and families will gain various benefits from General Motors, Quicken Loans and the Skillman Foundation in […]