Destination Detroit

Placemaking and retail plans transform downtown Pages 34-35 By Jacquie Goetz Bluethmann The year 2016 will be a big one for Detroit, said Deb Dansby, vice president of Rock Ventures, and someone who ought to know. That’s because Dansby has …

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Michigan: A National Model

Venture capital assists growth for new companies and industries in MichiganBy Chris RizikPage 38 Two billion dollars of university research annually. The highest concentration of engineers per capita in the country. A leader in patents granted. An impressive collection of …

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Entrepreneurial Gold Rush

How Detroit’s tech startups are thriving in the city By James Amend Pages 42-43 Two short years ago, the home entertainment automation company iRule was a basement business run by a pair of self-confessed personal technology geeks with day jobs. …

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PAC Endorsements: City Council

City council candidates endorsed by the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Political Action Committee express their visions for the city Pages 58-59 SAUNTEEL JENKINS (Incumbent) At-Large What will you do to improve Detroit’s business climate? I will continue my efforts to make …

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Duggan: The Endorsement

Mike Duggan: The turnaround specialist Detroit needsBy Brad WilliamsPage 57There have been those who suggest that the upcoming elections in Detroit do not matter for a city with an emergency manager and under the jurisdiction of a bankruptcy judge. We …

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On the Edge of Change

Detroit’s future relies on its next leader By Sheila Cockrel Page 56 It’s an understatement to say that the 2013 Detroit city electoral process has been drama filled. But putting drama aside, this year’s election has the potential to impact …

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Detroit’s ‘UpTo’ It

Co-founder of high-tech startup discusses return to region By Noah Purcell Pages 44-45 When Greg Schwartz, cofounder of UpTo, a calendar app and website which bridges the gap between online organizer and social media platform, wanted to set a foundation …

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The ‘Whole Food’ Picture

Local food economy flourishes with help of Whole Foods, Meijer and Eastern Market By Nicole Rupersburg Pages 48-50 When a national grocery chain opens in a city, it might not sound significant. But the recent opening of Whole Foods, followed …

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Welcome to Detroit

Business Attraction welcomes Midwest German American Chamber to Detroit Page 54 The Detroit Regional Chamber’s Business Attraction team officially welcomed the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest (GACC Midwest) as it opened a new office in Detroit in …

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