Here are the lyrics to our new anthem — just in case you want to sing along!
It’s Cobo Arena—exposed! Walls of the former downtown concert venue and one-time home of the Pistons have been opened up as Cobo Center’s nearly $300 million renovation continues. Also new—results of a customer survey which shows changes at the facility since the Regional Authority hired a management company are paying off in customer satisfaction. Clients such as… Read more »
“Every man, woman, boy and girl — let’s change the world.” – from Turn It Around
Detroit is putting out the call to more than 2,000 laid off Yahoo workers to consider starting a new life in the Motor City. A group of Detroit businesses has created a website urging the technology and internet marketing professionals to upload their resumes. Quicken Loans, Detroit Venture Partners, Rockbridge Growth Equity and Fathead.com are among the Detroit-based businesses that… Read more »
The $28.2 million federally-funded station is being built on West Michigan Avenue, west of the Southfield Freeway at the entrance to Dearborn’s west downtown. It will be built adjacent to The Henry Ford and will provide improved access to the attraction for passengers arriving by train with an additional entrance. It will allow thousands of passengers per year to make connections to Amtrak’s Wolverine service that extends from Pontiac to Chicago; as well as to SMART, DDOT, Greyhound and charter buses; corporate and hotel shuttles; taxis and personal vehicles.
Governor Rick Snyder has signed legislation to transfer ownership of the Michigan State Fairgrounds. The property at Woodward and 8 Mile was under state ownership. It will be transferred to a state land bank. Snyder will appoint a five-member State Fairgrounds Advisory Committee made up of representatives from local neighborhood organizations to recommend a course of action. The fairgrounds have… Read more »
We decided to honor two people for Detroit 2020′s Person of the Week. Frank McGhee and De Quan O’Neal were recognized at the White House as Champions of Change for their work to prevent youth violence. McGhee mentors and coaches young leaders to educate their peers about violence in Detroit. He’s the program director for the Detroit-Based Neighborhood Service… Read more »
One organization is partnering with five Detroit high schools to improve student results and increase the graduation rate. One of the schools is Central Collegiate Academy-.
EDWorks coaches spend about 60 days each school year in the building coaching the principal, meeting with teachers, and setting up partnerships in the community.
A new topic is trending in #Detroit. Today, tech-giant Twitter announced the opening of a new office downtown. The first Michigan location will be based in the Madison Building, owned by Rock Ventures. The company’s Detroit office will house a team of employees whose primary focus will be to help marketers and advertising agencies in the city. “Twitter chose Detroit… Read more »
Why is Detroit in a financial crisis? Check out “What Happened To Detroit? A Three-Minute History Of How Big Success Became A Big Problem.” In a departure from its normal election-based sample ballot, but an expansion of our local voter education efforts, Publius created an animation for Detroit residents to outline some of the complex policy decisions and history behind… Read more »