Techonomy visits Detroit tomorrow

Anyone in Detroit involved in the tech scene, startups, or just generally curious about the intersection of business, politics, and everyday life should attend Techonomy tomorrow. Hosted at Wayne State University’s Community Arts Auditorium & McGregor Memorial Conference Center, this is the third year the conference is convening in Detroit. Speakers include locals like Alex … Continue Reading →

The Midwest's Hollywood

If you’re enjoying this beautiful Friday in the D, make sure you check out sets for the filming of Batman v. Superman. Crews were downtown outside the Detroit Courthouse Thursday, and there’s some leftover wreckage at Sixth and Abbott Streets today. Though other movies have been filmed in Detroit, this the largest production, with the … Continue Reading →

As others see us, 7.16

Several national outlets have covered various aspects of Detroit again this week. Many of you have probably already seen this New York Times Magazine piece – “The Post-Post-Apocalyptic Detroit” – which covers almost too many facets of Detroit for one article. There’s some good background on Dan Gilbert and his Detroit efforts, although the author … Continue Reading →

As others see us, July 8

This week, Politico Magazine features Gov. Rick Snyder and his strategy to create a legacy (and get reelected) by helping Detroit succeed. It’s interesting to have national coverage of the state’s political climate, particularly from the perspective that it’s deeply entwined with Detroit’s successful emergence from bankruptcy. And the New York Times is back this … Continue Reading →

As others see us

Detroit has been a focal point for the entire country for many years. Unfortunately, the majority of the coverage was incredibly negative, focusing on Detroit’s bankruptcy, crime, and other problems. We’re starting to see that trend reversed, as coverage in major newspapers and media outlets looks for the positive energy and creativity coming from our … Continue Reading →