Jeanette Pierce

Jeanette Pierce

Jeanette Pierce is Executive Director at Detroit Experience Factory, an organization that helps locals and newcomers get connected to the city. A life-long Detroiter who grew up in the Morningside neighborhood, Jeanette founded Inside Detroit, a nonprofit that used tours and experiences to educate locals and visitors about Detroit’s history, culture and community. It later merged with D:hive to expand offerings and other resources related to real estate, jobs, important city data, retail options, small business and more. Jeanette was honored by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of the Top Twenty in their 20’s in 2007, was awarded the Shining Light Future Leader Award from the Detroit Free Press in 2010, and the Detroit Young Professionals Vanguard Award in 2011. Follow her @JeanettePierce.

Dine Drink Detroit is back!

This year over 25 restaurants and bars are coming together for the third annual Dine Drink Detroit, a 10-day culinary event showcasing one of the country’s fasting growing food cultures, with participating restaurants featuring signature food & drink combinations starting at just $15. The event will run from October 1 through October 10 and reservations are … Continue Reading →

DXF Bar and Restaurant Checklist Challenge starts today!

Do you think you’ve been to every bar or restaurant downtown? Join the Detroit Experience Factory’s (DXF) Checklist Challenge and see what you’ve been missing! Starting today, DXF is bringing back the Checklist Challenge to inspire you to experience the 303 bars and restaurants on DXF’s Downtown Bars and Restaurants checklist (view and download the … Continue Reading →

Live.Work.Detroit returns this month

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is inviting college students and recent graduates from around Michigan and beyond to Live.Work.Detroit., a career networking event taking place Friday, Feb. 27 from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at the Majestic Theater in Detroit. “Detroit is making global headlines for its amazing transformation by attracting new businesses, visitors and young professionals, … Continue Reading →

Shop Detroit for Small Business Saturday

I’m so excited to be part of another great Shop Detroit event this year. Detroit Experience Factory (DXF) and Build Institute are proud to present the 11th annual Shop Detroit in partnership with American Express’ Small Business Saturday. The best part of this day is seeing everyone connect with the over 200 Detroit businesses in … Continue Reading →

14 reasons I live in Detroit (part 4 of 5)

9. The Grocery Options Yes, the grocery options. You might have heard that Detroit doesn’t have grocery stores…well that’s simply not true. There are 100+ full-service grocery stores in Detroit including 5 within 3 miles of where I live and that doesn’t even count Eastern Market (the largest historic open-air market in the country). In … Continue Reading →