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Our Detroit 2020 Person of the Week is someone we’ve run into several times over the last few months.

We selected her because the work she’s doing now is likely to pay off by the year 2020.

04 January 2013 | no comments | Featured, Person of the Week

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit is launching its 6th annual “100 Mentors in 100 Days” campaign with the theme “Start Something: Engage. Inspire. Invest.”

03 January 2013 | no comments | Featured, You

“The 313 Project” is a local non-profit organization in the running to win $25,000! Home Depot selected the group for its support of local veterans.

“Little by little, event by event, we can change this community,” says Aisa Villarosa Berg, one of the non-profit’s founders.

02 January 2013 | no comments | Featured, People, You

All of us at Detroit 2020 thank you for your support during the past two years.  As we look toward the year 2020, we ask for your continued support to help us bring positive change to metro Detroit. We have some exciting things planned for 2013. Unify. Inspire. Act.

02 January 2013 | no comments | Events, Featured

Good news about the Ravendale Community Center.

Ravendale President and CEO Toni McIlwain tells Detroit 2020 that a fundraiser breakfast in December raised $21,000, and she says pledges are still coming in.

02 January 2013 | no comments | Featured, Places, You

Today like yesterday, for over 100 years, The Church of the Sweetest Heart of Mary is still what she has always been– beautiful.

Dennis Felcyn calls is a special and spiritual place.

21 December 2012 | no comments | Places

For the first time in seven years, Michigan’s population has gone up. 6500 more people live in our state now than did in 2011. Much of the increase is because there were more births than deaths during the past year.

20 December 2012 | no comments | Places

  The newest location of a popular restaurant chain is about to open in downtown Detroit. It’s Buffalo Wild Wings, and it’s moving into a historic building on the edge of Greektown. Detroit 2020 got a look inside. A dramatic transformation is almost complete. It’s the latest symbol of Detroit’s revitalization… The Temple of Odd Fellows Building..built nearly140 years ago… Read more »

19 December 2012 | 5 comments | Featured, Places

It’s a new day…and a new way of doing business in the “D.” And the incubator of this new model is here–inside the Madison Building. “We think entrepreneurship is the most important economic driver for our city’s revitalization,” said Josh Linkner, CEO of Detroit Venture Partners. Linkner built e-Prize into a tech success story. Now as CEO of Detroit Venture… Read more »

18 December 2012 | 1 comment | Featured, People, Places

Rock Ventures announced today the purchase of five more properties in downtown Detroit.  That brings to eight the number of buildings acquired by Rock Ventures during 2012.  Those eight buildings contain a total of 630,000 square feet of commercial space. These newest acquisitions bring the company’s downtown real estate investment to 15 buildings totaling 2.6 million square feet of commercial… Read more »

18 December 2012 | no comments | Featured, Places