Detroit Makes Inc’s "The Most Innovative Cities in America" List

April 15, 2014 by  
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Technological breakthroughs are contagious: They break out in specific areas, then spread. To identify the most innovative cities of the 21st century, we compiled U.S. Patent and Trademark Office data on utility patents (for a new invention or process) issued between 2000 and 2011--and analyzed which metropolitan areas were the national leaders in each patent category. We found several hubs

Some Of The Most Amazing Startup Spaces In America Are In Detroit

April 2, 2014 by  
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Detroit’s woes are well known; so too, are the efforts of some entrepreneurial spirits to revitalize this once-great city. Dan Gilbert, the CEO of Detroit-based Quicken Loans, has poured a billion dollars into Detroit’s downtown, as Chuck Salter reported in Fast Company Magazine last year. With Gilbert’s interest in making the old new again, it should come as no surprise that the offices of

Forbes: ‘Shark Tank’ For Social Good: Michigan’s Innovative Plan To End Poverty

March 27, 2014 by  
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The popular reality TV show “Shark Tank” highlights innovative start-ups pitching to investors. This past year, Michigan piloted a real-life version of this show, but instead of making profit, the idea was to demonstrate an innovative way to address poverty. In 2013, Michigan created a competition to attract more than $1 million in new financial commitments to fund unknown change agents—

Always On The Road: Witnessing Rays Of Hope In Detroit (video)

March 26, 2014 by  
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Always on the road: Witnessing rays of hope in Detroit from Oliver Schrott Kommunikation on Vimeo.

Forbes: How 6 Women Are Reviving Detroit From The Ground Up

March 19, 2014 by  
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Veronika Scott wears The Empowerment Plan’s sleeping bag coat As we drive through Detroit, on the surface I see a city that’s been abandoned by its residents, filled with poverty and crime. But when we stop and meet store owners, artists and women who went from being homeless to employed, I see a city that’s energized with entrepreneurship, hipster creativity and potential. Suddenly I

The New York Times: Rebuilding Detroit, One House at a Time

March 19, 2014 by  
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Toby Barlow and Sarah Cox are part of Write A House, a project whose goal is to acquire houses and give them to writers. CreditFabrizio Costantini for The New York Times The message implicit in the prizewinning documentaries “Detropia” and “Searching for Sugar Man,” in Detroit’s declaration of bankruptcy in 2013 — in even a casual drive along Gratiot Avenue, past mile after mile of

Take A Guess Who Made Fodor’s "20 Must-See Art Museums in America" List

March 19, 2014 by  
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DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS Where: Detroit The Detroit Institute of Arts displays an impressive collection of African-American art, in addition to its holdings of American, European, Asian, African, Native American, and Islamic art. Look out for Diego Rivera’sDetroit Industry frescoes, which the artist considered his most successful work. The museum has occupied its home on Woodward Avenue

The FreeP Film Festival Kicks Off This Week!

March 19, 2014 by  
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Festival arrives March 20-23 The inaugural Freep Film Festival will showcase Detroit and Michigan-themed documentaries, along with film discussions, panels and a few other surprises. The curtain rises March 20-23 at the Fillmore Detroit and the Detroit Film Theatre at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The lineup is now complete. Check out the full schedule with quick descriptions of every

Detroit Elememtary School’s ‘Happy’ Video Goes Viral And Gets TV shows’ Attention

March 19, 2014 by  
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The choir at the Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences has a lot to be happy about. Tuesday morning, the “Today” show called. Tuesday afternoon, the “Ellen” show called. Late Tuesday afternoon, a representative of “The Queen Latifah Show” called. Representatives of all three shows want the 40-member school choir to perform their rendition of Pharrell’s “Happy” on air thanks to a video of

Detroit Beat Out LA, NYC, Honolulu AND Chicago On This List!

March 18, 2014 by  
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The Best Cities to Find a Job   Rank City Rank City Rank City 1Fort Worth, TX21Tulsa, OK41Chicago, IL 2Washington, DC22Omaha, NE42El Paso, TX 3Tampa, FL23San Antonio, TX43Philadelphia, PA 4Arlington, TX24Santa Ana, CA44Portland, OR 5Dallas, TX25Nashville, TN45Indianapolis, IN 6Austin, TX26Columbus, OH46Sacramento, CA 7Seattle, WA27Boston, MA47Virginia Beach, VA 8Denver,

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