The second day of the Detroit Homecoming event featured big names with big money. Mayor Duggan spoke to the power brokers, telling them streetlights, blight removal and population growth are high on the list of things he’s trying to fix.
Detroit is rolling out the welcome mat for some of the most successful people who’ve ever called our city home. This 3 day event, called the Detroit Homecoming aims to get them, their expertise, and their investment money to be part of Detroit’s future. Reporter Simon Shakhett was there for the invitation only kickoff event.
DETROIT (WXYZ) – The Second Hispanic Heritage Day Celebration was held at Ford Field on Thursday. It was sponsored by Ford Motor Company, the four Michigan-area Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council, and the Minority Business Development Agency. The event brought together Hispanic Americans making an impact in metro-Detroit and around the country. Some national leaders… Read more »
Detroit 2020 Inspire award winner Quanna Fish believes the root of all social problems is the lack of strong fathers in the home, and he plans to do something about it. He has started a group dedicated to helping fathers step up and be the best they can be. He’s putting his words into action this weekend, reaching out with… Read more »
The new downtown Red Wings arena is on track, and Olympia Entertainment want to make sure Detroit based businesses are getting their share of work on the project. To reach that goal they are holding networking meetings with big and small local contractors. Reporter Brad Galli talked to Detroiters who are happy to have a seat at the table. if… Read more »
The Heidelberg Project is known worldwide, but another art installation in formerly abandoned Detroit houses is getting new attention. Detroit 2020 Photojournalist John Ciolino visited Treasure Nest Art Installation on Detroit’s East side. The Treasure Nest is located on Moran Street right off the Davidson Freeway. To read more: http://www.juxtapoz.com/current/featuremitch-and-gina-of-powerhouse-productions-and-the-story-behind-juxtapoz-in-detroit
Unabashed Detroit booster Dan Gilbert sits down with Detroit 2020′s Carolyn Clifford to talk about Channel 7 and Detroit 2020′s new window on the heart of the city, and why vibrant neighborhoods are so important to his success.
DETROIT (WXYZ) – Sixty-six years after WXYZ-TV Channel 7 flickered to life on TV sets across southeast Michigan from its first Woodward Avenue studio in Detroit, the station is expanding its operations with a new, highly visible studio in the heart of downtown. The glass-enclosed, outward-facing studio will be located inside the ground-floor lobby of Chase Tower at 611 Woodward… Read more »
Photo from JoeBaur.com Detroit is a worldwide fascination, much is written about our problems as well as our emerging solutions. The latest international take on Detroit appears on the BBC’s website. Their travel section just published an account of a brew lover biking thru our city. Here’s a portion: Detroit’s story is far from simple, with gut-wrenching… Read more »
You first met Reverend Alonzo Bell back in April when we presented him the 2014 Detroit 2020 Act Award for his Redeem Program on Detroit’s East Side. When we stopped for an update we found setbacks, but plenty of progress. They are them still cleaning after the recent record rain caused flooding in the old school that they are turning… Read more »