There have been so many stories written about the demise and downfall of Detroit. The government is corrupt. The auto manufacturers are falling behind. The city is desolate and homes can be purchased for one dollar. I have spent a total of two days in Detroit, far too little time to assess whether or not any or all of those things are entirely accurate, but I can say without a doubt that I am
Strolling around his inner-city Detroit neighborhood, Mark Covington pauses to take in the view. The houses and shops that existed when he was a child are gone, replaced by empty lots, the buildings either burned down or demolished. In their place is wilderness. Tall grass, wild flowers and trees. "Just look at that," he says. "It could be a country road."
Because of its economic problems, Detroit got a pretty bad rap and became a symbol of urban decay, but economic revitalization is underway in some of its historic neighborhoods. Once one of America’s wealthiest cities, Detroit built up numerous attractions, entertainment venues, and sports stadiums. Now it’s becoming know as a place for cheap — really cheap — property and the place most likely
Welcome to the new Handmade Detroit site!
It’s been a few years since we did a design update (5, actually, whoa.), and we are really excited for this one! We have kept all the important features you’ve come to see on our site, but now with an updated, image-dominant design. We love it!
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Saturday in Campus Martius Park, in front of Compuware headquarters.CreditAndrew Moore for The New York Times
In downtown Detroit, at the headquarters of the online-mortgage company Quicken Loans, there stands another downtown Detroit in miniature. The diorama, made of laser-cut acrylic and stretching out over 19 feet in length, is a riot of color and light: Every structure belonging to
We’ve been getting a lot of inquiry about this year’s Detroit Urban Craft Fair! The 9th Annual DUCF will be held Saturday, December 6th and Sunday, December 7th at the Masonic Temple in Detroit. We will again feature over 100 makers, and applications will go live August 1st!
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The Most Competitive Metros In America
No. 9 Detroit, Michigan
Industries driving the local economy: Motor vehicle manufacturing, engineering services and temporary help services.
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Corktown, once a desolate strip just west of downtown Detroit, is a serious hotbed of new restaurants, bars, hotels and more, all sitting in the shadow of one of the most glaring icons of Detroit’s demise, the skeleton of the old train depot, Michigan Central Station. In this ailing city, people look at Corktown as a bright example of what rebuilding can do. The resurgence of Corktown, originally
"Any time one of my friends tells me they want to open a small business, the first thing I do is try to talk them out of it," says Stephen Roginson, who's in the process of setting up his own business in Detroit.
The life of a small business owner — especially in the very early days — is not an easy one. You're human resources, the accountant, the marketer and the general contractor.
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