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Guest Blogger: Tim Ruggles
Thursday, August 22, 2013
The flipside of economic development and gentrification is escalating housing prices, where those making moderate incomes can't afford to live in the communities they serve. It is often up to nonprofits to ensure that communities maintain this rich cultural and work ethic. Tim Ruggles, CEO and executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County, fills us in on the housing struggle in one of the nation's wealthiest regions.
Guest Blogger: Angela Barbash
Thursday, July 25, 2013
A hybrid breed of business that puts its profits to work for the social good is a new option for incorporation in Michigan. Reconsider CEO Angela Barbash tells us why the For-Benefit sector is where the money's at these days.
Detroit, One Invention at a Time
Thursday, September 13, 2012
This point cannot be labored enough: The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office affirmed Detroit's growing manufacturing and knowledge economy by opening its first-ever satellite location in Detroit.
examines the U.S.P.T.O's activities in the region, and what its presence means for the area's economy.
From Suburban To Urban
Kim North Shine
Thursday, December 01, 2011
Chris Leinberger is a smart guy. A senior fellow at the Brooking's Institute, U-M professor, and real estate developer, he brings on-the-ground experience to urban planning theories and research.
Kim North Shine chatted with Leinberger about metro Detroit's suburban communities and how their DDA's can pave the way to a more prosperous and vibrant future.
What's Working in Cities: CreateHere in Chattanooga
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Lots of creative ideas and investments for transforming communities around the nation are meeting with economic success, and can be used as models for others to replicate. Issue Media Group launches a monthly series that asks: "What's working in cities?" At bat, a creative incubator that's winning fans in Chattanooga, TN.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
James Studinger is the owner of the JPStudinger Group, a wealth-management company. James was an instrumental advisor on Michigan's new 529 College Savings Plan and is the author of
Wealth Is a Choice.
James will be writing about building wealth through and outside business in Michigan's tough economy
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Lisa Kurek can show you the money. As the Managing Partner of Biotechnology Business Consultants she has brought in more than $40 million in grant funding for Michigan companies. Lisa will be writing about the impact of grant funding on the state's economy and offer tips for small businesses interested in pursuing funding.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Garrett Myers is the founder and Managing Director of the
, a technology strategy consulting firm.
Garrett has worked for start-ups, started companies, and raised venture capital money in both Boston and Detroit. He'll be writing about the entrepreneurial and VC cultural differences between the East Coast, West Coast and Michigan.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Stephen T. Rapundalo, PhD. is the Executive Director of MichBio, the main trade organization for Michigan's life sciences and biotechnology industry. He will be writing about what Michigan can and should do to foster and improve its life sciences industry.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Mike is president and CEO of Ann Arbor SPARK.
A passionate advocate for the transformation of Michigan's high-tech economy he also managed the MEDCís $1 billion Michigan Life Sciences Corridor initiative between 2000 and 2002. Mike will be wriing about who's making a difference in the Michigan and why.
DIY Business Incubation In Ferndale
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Government-funded business incubators can't be all things to all people. Sometimes you have to roll up your sleeves and fill the niche no one wants to scratch. Meet Andy Didorosi, who wants to turn Ferndale's Paper Street Motors building into a creative hive for small businesses.
Welcome To Automation Alley
Thursday, February 25, 2010
If building a knowledge-based economy is Michigan's only hope then, much like the force, Automation Alley is what binds the region's technological companies together, finding ways for them to succeed in the global marketplace.
AIA's Neighborhoods by Design
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Improving mass transit was the big buzz at a recent gathering of architects focussed on creating better neighborhoods. metromode video producer/director Tom Hendrickson captured the ideas and energy.
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