Entrepreneurship

Calling All Cyclers

Bicycle owners all over town should keep up their excitement as Detroit continues to turn itself into a real cycler’s city. With the emergence of Shinola, popular rides like Slow Roll and Tour De Toit growing in numbers, and neighborhoods promoting bike lanes and repair stations, some new business owners have decided to get in … Continue Reading →

WE Global – Leading Rust Belt Immigrant Innovation

Innovation. Entrepreneurship. Equity. Inclusion. Global cities. Future cities. Forward cities. Growth. Revitalization. Diversity. These are the buzzwords of today’s new economy, social innovation, and urban policy thinkers. Today, Rust Belt cities are quietly re-inventing themselves in ways that national media—as well as new economy, social innovation, and urban policy leaders—have largely missed. Last week, the … Continue Reading →

Challenge Detroit Welcomes Fourth Year Fellows

After recruiting candidates, reviewing applications and hosting interviews, Challenge Detroit has selected 29 Fellows for our fourth year to live, work, place, give and lead in Detroit. We are excited for the leadership, talent and enthusiasm this class brings to our city! Challenge Detroit is a nonprofit social impact program that provides next-generation leaders the opportunity for employment … Continue Reading →

Heal Detroit: A Holistic Health Approach to Revitalization

This post is the third in a series written by some of Detroit’s Emerging City Champions. To become the Emerging City Champions representing Detroit, young people in the Metro Detroit area presented their ideas for community revitalization in Detroit to judges from 8 80 Cities and The Knight Foundation. Posts will follow the City Champions … Continue Reading →

K880 Emerging City Champions Detroit Fellows

K880 Emerging City Champions: From Toronto to Detroit

This post is part two of a series written by some of Detroit’s Emerging City Champions. To become the Emerging City Champions representing Detroit, young people in the Metro Detroit area presented their ideas for community revitalization in Detroit to judges from 8 80 Cities and The Knight Foundation. Posts will follow the City Champions … Continue Reading →

Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month

New Research Documents Immigrant Contributions to Michigan’s Largest Companies. June is Immigrant Heritage Month and Global Detroit, the nonprofit that I run, joined other immigrant economic development initiatives across the Rust Belt to celebrate this event. Immigrant Heritage Month is a nationwide effort coordinated by Welcome.us to honor our shared American heritage. Global Detroit chose … Continue Reading →

Detroit, Let's All Be Urban Planners!

This post is the first in a series written by some of Detroit’s Emerging City Champions. To become the Emerging City Champions representing Detroit, young people in the Metro Detroit area presented their ideas for community revitalization in Detroit to judges from 8 80 Cities and The Knight Foundation. Posts will follow the City Champions … Continue Reading →