MEDC exec touts ‘Michigan Entrepreneurship 2.0’ but sees more opportunities

There are many locally-based organizations focused on entrepreneurship and supporting small business development across the Detroit region. However, theMichigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) is a statewide agency focused on economic…

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How Sharing, RoboCars, and 3D Printing Can Reinvent Industrial Detroit

By Bill Coughlin | Techonomy  “The age of the industrial city is over, at least in the West, and it will never return,” declared Edward Glaeser in his book “Triumph of the…

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Detroit Needs Talented People . . . And It’s Getting Them

Andrew Yang | Techonomy Detroit’s unique challenges have given rise to bold policy prescriptions and created a hotbed of opportunities. Marc Andreessen recently suggested making drones legal to help turn the city…

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Tom Walsh: Coup for Corktown as Detroit lands research hub over Canton

Tom Walsh, Detroit Free Press In a coup that involved some rapid weekend cleanup of an abandoned industrial site, Mayor Mike Duggan lured a $148-million manufacturing institute to Detroit’s Corktown…

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Pittsfield township-based Online Tech expands into Metro Detroit with a $10 million facility

Pittsfield Township-based Online Tech is nearing completion of its multimillion-dollar, 34,000-square-foot data center in Westland, and has set an opening date of Aug. 1. The new Westland data center will…

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