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Connecting Detroit and Ann Arbor with transit: What's next for the Michigan Avenue corridor

It took decades to happen, but metro Detroit is finally developing a regional transportation plan, and it includes Ann Arbor. Getting DDOT, SMART and AAATA to work together is instrumental if we're serious about changing the ignoble fact that we're the only metro in the nation's top 25 to lack such a system.
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Bucking national trends, venture capital on the rise in Michigan

Once upon a time, venture capital in Michigan was small and inconsequential. Today it's powering the Great Lakes State's new economy, growing at a time when the industry has shrunk. In this special report, we take a long look on what that means for our local entrepreneurial ecosystem.
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Make art in metro Detroit? You could win a MI Great Artist cash prize

?If you live, work, or go to school in one of eight counties in southeast Michigan and make visual art, you are eligible for the MI Great Artist competition and a share of the $16,000 in prize money.
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Stardock, a leader in the PC games industry, is on a hiring spree

Since its founding in 1991, Stardock has established itself as a leader in the PC gaming industry. The company has hired 40 people in just three years.
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Carhartt to expand Dearborn headquarters, create 215 jobs

At 126 years old, workwear maker Carhartt has seen the popular appeal of its clothing grow beyond the work site, which is why the company is now expanding its headquarters in Dearborn.
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Dearborn moves statue of segregationist ex-mayor from old city hall to historical museum

A symbol of segregation in metro Detroit has been removed from Dearborn's old city hall and will find a new home in a historical museum.
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Troy-based tech startup brings hunter education into 21st century

Troy-based Hunter Ed Course provides state-required hunter education through online courses, which enable people to purchase hunting and fishing licenses with a few key strokes from the comfort of their own home.
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Invasive or just non-native? Why Michigan loves Pacific salmon and fears sea lamprey

Michiganders are rightly on alert for invasive species. But not all non-native species are invasive. Here, we explore the benefits of some of Michigan's non-native species and how we distinguish if a newcomer to the ecosystem should be loved or feared.
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Say the G-Word: Gentrification in metro Detroit is real

Metro Matters' Dominic Russel writes that regional collaboration is required to combat the negative effects of gentrification in metro Detroit.
Innovation News

Delphinus Medical Technologies scores $39.5M in Series C funding

Delphinus' Series C funding round is the largest ever for a medical device startup in Michigan.
Innovation News

School for tween and teen entrepreneurs opens locations in Wixom, Troy

Kidpreneur, the entrepreneurial education company for tweens and teens, is in the process of opening two new locations in Wixom and Troy.

Inspiring stories from The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation: Igor Sikorsky

The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation shares inspiring stories that showcase change makers and the possibilities for future progress. Climb inside the Sikorsky VS-300, the first fully functioning helicopter.
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Ah, Depot Town, Riverside Park, Frog Island. Ypsilanti is all about the perfect summer festival. And its downtown historic district is third in size in the state—only Detroit and Grand Rapids have larger ones. Its independent music and art scenes are thriving, and it boasts a diversity that very few other Metro Detroit cities can.

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