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Opinion: Film incentives are good business for Detroit and Michigan

With the future of Michigan's film tax incentives in question, Detroit cinematographer Geoff George makes the case for why we can't afford to give up on them yet.

For metro Detroit families, financial literacy can be the difference between poverty and stability

For the working poor, it's not enough to be employed. An innovative program is helping people reach financial stability by learning how to manage their money.

In Pontiac, historic neighborhoods are key to city's revival

Pontiac's historic neighborhoods are not only testaments to the city's former economic and industrial might, but also to its potential for future redevelopment.

Dearborn's Arab American Museum celebrates 10 years of national significance

The Henry Ford isn't Dearborn's only museum of national significance. In its 10th year, the Arab American National Museum continues to celebrate Arab American culture while dispelling stereotypes and misconceptions.

Seed capital helps 365 Retail Markets become one of metro Detroit's fastest growing companies

Joe Hessling built 365 Retail Markets from nothing. After scoring $1 million in seed capital, the company is among the Gazelle 100, our list of the fastest-growing startups in metro Detroit.

The future of development and parking in downtown Ferndale

Ferndale recently ended talks with 3-60 LLC, a group of developers who sought to build a large-scale, mixed-use development on city-owned parking lots. Now the city must decide what kinds of development it wants in the future.

10 essential networks for metro Detroit creatives

Whatever role you play in the creative economy, an abundance of local networks and resources exists to support you. Here are 10 especially good ones.

Uncool in all the right ways: Five years of Public Pool, Hamtramck's storefront art space

This Saturday, Hamtramck art space Public Pool is celebrating five years of solo and group shows, music and dance performances, panel discussions, and readings. The anniversary show is called "I Only Want to See You Underneath" and features the work of Public Pool co-founder Tim Hailey.

How metro Detroit became a national leader in mead making

Collaboration and good-natured competition have propelled metro Detroit's meaderies into a class of their own.

Saving the Leonard Mill, a 19th century agricultural relic in Oakland County

Parts from a doomed historic mill in South Lyon will be used to restore a similar mill in the Village of Leonard, creating a historic destination on the Polly Ann Trail.

What it takes to transform Southeast Michigan into a STEM Hub

Building a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) economy is widely seen as a pathway to prosperity. So what would it take to make Southeast Michigan a STEM Hub? Dr. Tonya Matthews, CEO of the Michigan Science Center, has a few ideas, starting with putting people first.

Madison Heights, the Asian food capital of metro Detroit

The small city in Oakland County is home to dozens of restaurants specializing in cuisine from practically every country in Southeast Asia, as well as a handful of specialty grocery stores offering spices, produce, and a variety of dried goods that can't be found anywhere else in the region. 

Winter harvest: How local farmers are extending the growing season

Frigid temperatures and snow don't mean you have to rule out eating fresh, regionally-sourced vegetables. Winter food production is alive and thriving in and around Michigan thanks to greenhouse growing and other season-extending technologies.

The inclusive suburb: Southfield's long history of intentional integration

Since the 1970s, the city of Southfield stands out among other metro Detroit suburbs as a place that has been both inclusive and economically stable, a rare feat in a fractured metropolis. 

Homegrown Connect India Now fosters transcontinental networking

Indians are the largest immigrant group in Southeast Michigan – which is reason enough to reach across 8000 miles and better connect our nations. But with the ever-expanding global economy, efforts like Connect India Now have become an economic and social networking imperative.
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