The change happening in Detroit is one of the biggest news stories of the past few years.This is an archive of articles and posts from around the web featuring this transformation. We have taken special care to chronicle stories from Detroit’s neighborhoods. Find a definition of the categories here.

Recent Articles - Last Updated on February 2, 2015

Detroit Police and WWJ’s Sergeant Santa Program delivers cheer to families

12/18/14 – A police car with a red nose and antlers led a nearly mile-long convoy of vehicles which crisscrossed the city Thursday bringing presents and joy to families in Detroit. Donations to the WWJ Newsradio 950 and Detroit Police Department’s Sergeant Santa Holiday Program were dropped off at various participating locations including Wayne State […]

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Wayne State, Fontinalis Partners launch investment programs

12/9/14 – A pair of new but different investment vehicles are debuting in Detroit this year. One is a small fund managed by college students and the second is a special venture fund of one of the largest venture capital firms in the city. Wayne State University’s School of Business Administration recently received a $100,000 […]

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Tech transfer office can help a professor turn intellectual gifts into gold

12/7/14 – Coming up with a technological breakthrough is a feather in a university researcher’s cap. But taking that brilliant notion, and forming a profitable business, involves another degree of difficulty. So professors and other researchers who want to turn their intellectual gifts into gold will probably need a little help along the way. “It […]

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Michigan universities capitalize on growth of state venture capital industry

12/7/14 – When M. Roy Wilson, an ophthalmologist and researcher who had been an executive at the National Institutes of Health, became president of Wayne State in August 2013, he immediately began focusing on improving the school’s tech-transfer operations. In May, John Shallman, who had more than 24 years of experience in technology commercialization, the […]

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SE Michigan Economic Index increases, survey respondents optimistic

12/2/14 – The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for November is 56.8, up from 54.7 in October. Over the last five months the PMI has finished near or above 55. A PMI value above 50 generally suggests economic growth. Increases in several key indices contributed to the strong finish. “In November, the Production Index […]

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Student loan tax credit; No cuts to higher education

1/29/15 – Legislation has been introduced in the State House that would give a five year tax credit of 50 percent for students with a student loan. The state would forgive that portion if the student agrees to stay in Michigan for 5 years. Also, key lawmakers are promising not to cut the budget for […]

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Detroit Revitalization Fellows offer opportunities to mid-career professionals

1/28/15 – Detroit has the opportunity to write a different story of reinvestment and revitalization, in the African-American community and beyond. This can manifest in the African- American community in many ways, including through initiatives like the Detroit Revitalization Fellows, a Wayne State University program. Launched in 2011, the Detroit Revitalization Fellows places mid-career urban […]

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Michigan’s statewide bio-industry strategic planning effort launched

1/28/15 – MichBio, the association for Michigan’s biosciences industry, has launched a statewide effort called the Michigan Bio-Industry Roadmap 2015. The roadmap is a five-year strategic plan for growing Michigan’s biosciences industry and is being conducted in partnership with Business Leaders for Michigan and the University Research Corridor. The Michigan Bio-Industry Roadmap 2015 is intended […]

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Carhartt to open retail store in Midtown Detroit

1/28/14- Carhartt is opening up its first Michigan store in Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood. The workwear and outerwear store will be located on Cass Avenue just south of 1-94. Tony Ambroza is the senior vice president of marketing for Carhartt. He says the Midtown area has a good mix of retail shops and cultural activities. “When […]

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Wayne Law event to focus on helping local entrepreneurs expand globally

1/27/15 – Two experts in developing dynamic businesses will focus on how Detroit entrepreneurs can grow globally during a free event Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Wayne State University Law School. “Taking Detroit Global: Helping Local Entrepreneurs Expand” will be presented by Wayne Law’s Program for International Legal Studies and Program for Entrepreneurship and Business Law. […]

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