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May Mobility and Bedrock bring future of mobility to Detroit

In the burgeoning age of autonomous vehicles, the commute for some Detroit-based employees is about to become a lot more exciting and innovative. Recently, an Ann Arbor startup called May Mobility partnered with Detroit-based real estate firm Bedrock to create the first commercial deployment of independent autonomous vehicles around Detroit’s downtown core. The partnership will […]

Ford Motor Company invites press, public to see its plans for the Michigan Central Depot building

For long-time residents, newcomers and everyone in between who ever visited the iconic Michigan Central Depot, the reinvention of this grand building in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood is a joyful occasion. Ford Motor Co., which is rehabbing the massive structure as a new campus for its autonomous team and other employees, is holding a huge welcome […]

Comerica Bank, friends of historic Hamtramck Stadium become partners in restoration project

A relationship between baseball, Historic Hamtramck Stadium and Comerica Bank is as all American as, well, apple pie and baseball. Recently, the Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium received its first corporate sponsorship donation during the Detroit Tiger’s third annual Negro Leagues Legacy Luncheon, establishing the beginning of the nonprofit organization’s officials fundraising campaign. Comerica Bank, […]

Downtown Detroit Markets open for business in city’s parks and retail spaces

  With its mix of businesses, beautiful glass storefronts and an amazing backdrop of the ever-changing city, the Downtown Detroit Markets are back for another year in Detroit’s city center. This spring and summer, Bedrock and the Quicken Loans Community Investment Fund are welcoming two phases of market vendors with support from the Downtown Detroit […]

City Year Detroit, Gensler Detroit Partnership Continues in Latest Classroom Renovation

  Imagine your favorite grade-school classroom, and chances are it was light, bright, full of color and soaked in good memories of what you learned there and the people you met. To make sure every school has those kinds of classrooms, City Year Detroit and Gensler Detroit began to work together to improve school life […]

Bedrock Detroit Hopes to Tell the Motor City’s Story Through One-Of-A-Kind Model

Imagine an architectural model – sleek design, replicas of buildings of all sizes and hundreds of tiny trees. Now, supersize that board, add state-of-the-art projectors and screens as well as 3D-printed models of nearly every piece of art, structure and roadway in Detroit’s downtown core. That is what Bedrock Detroit created to serve as its […]

Got a Great Business Idea? Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest Welcomes Submissions

For people looking to open a new business, the name “Hatch Detroit” has significant meaning. It means a chance to put money, expert advice and resources behind an entrepreneur’s dream. The Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest presented by Bedrock is returning for an eighth year with a $50,000 prize courtesy of Comerica Bank. Entrepreneurs with a […]

First-ever Michigan Fashion + Tech Hackathon Aims to Attract Investments and Create Jobs

  It is an innovative idea – bring together industry experts in technology, fashion and related creative industries for 36 hours and see what happens. Recently, the first Detroit Fashion + Tech Hackathon merged creatives, makers, and tech to create solutions to the problems facing the fashion and retail industries. The goal of the event, […]

Detroit Adds New Public Art, Point of Origin Plaza In Campus Martius in Ceremonies

Of Michigan’s cities, Detroit has experienced the greatest upheavals and, in turn, the greatest renaissances. One way the city, its supporters and its institutions are honoring that hard work is through new monuments and plazas to highlight Detroit’s perseverance. Recently, Detroit celebrated two events to mark the addition of an outdoor plaza in Campus Martius […]

UM-Dearborn Announces $1M Gift for new Engineering Lab Building, Scholarship

    In an effort to boost careers in engineering and develop engineering education at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, the University recently received a $1 million gift from the Omron Foundation, Inc. to establish the Omron Robotics and Human Factors Lab in the university’s new Engineering Lab Building. In addition, the Omron Foundation created the […]

Now That’s Scary: Beloved Brewery Announces Paranormal Beer

  Whether you believe in spirits, ghosts or other haunted forms, here’s something you can believe in – a new beer brewed based on “otherworldly experiences” at one of Michigan’s favorite brew pubs. Recently, Detroit’s Atwater Brewery and Detroit Paranormal Expeditions partnered to create a paranormal-themed beer, “Hello From The Other Side,” after a recent […]