Focusing on college towns, education and targeted research will increase vitality in the state while giving the auto industry the tools it needs to expand its tech base in Michigan, according to a report from celebrated and controversial urbanist Richard Florida.
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Proposal would give Detroiters more space in the marijuana industry
The ordinance would eliminate spacing requirements between consumption lounges and other marijuana businesses, allowing lounges to exist next to places where marijuana can be bought.
Michigan’s population crisis: What you need to know. Why it matters.
Michigan’s population has been stagnant for years due to out of state migration and falling birth rates. It’s projected to decline.
Opinion: For Detroit to thrive, we need a BIPOC tech renaissance
The community that we have built as founders is supplying us with knowledge and access that many don’t have, writes Johnnie Turnage.
Sisters to revive former neighborhood hub on East Canfield
Jack’s party store on East Canfield Street shut down three decades ago. It will soon get its second life as a neighborhood coffee shop and meeting space.
Bouncing Around The Motor City wins Hatch Detroit competition
The party rental business will open as a brick-and-mortar retail balloon and gift shop.
State board OKs $615M incentive plan for District Detroit
The Michigan Strategic Fund’s 9-1 vote came after more than two hours of public comment on the proposal and several other agenda items before the board.
Semi-finalists selected for annual $100,000 Hatch Detroit competition
The finalists include an Ethiopian restaurant, a bookstore, a coffee roastery, and a party rental shop.
Good times for Michigan marijuana customers, a struggle for industry
Marijuana prices are near record lows. But an oversupply of product and fierce competition are leaving many companies struggling in the state’s still young industry. Some want the state to step in with licensing controls.
District Detroit is getting more incentives than you think
A BridgeDetroit analysis provides a first-of-its-kind look at the total investment and incentives for each District Detroit project completed, underway or proposed since 2012.