This has been a huge year for Build Institute, a one-of-a-kind launchpad for entrepreneurs looking to start a business in Detroit.
When you find a job that you not only enjoy but feel passionate about, great things can happen both at work and among your peers. Recently, Fred Jacobs received an industry honor from his peer group like no other. The Jacobs Media and jācapps founder has been elected to the National Radio Hall of Fame […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Three years ago, a group of rising tech stars met at a Chicago conference and realized that they all worked in a similar geographic area, but knew little about one another. They puzzled: How could they have all come from the Ann Arbor, Michigan startup community and not have an understanding of each other beyond […]
The Ford Motor Company made it official Monday when the automotive giant confirmed that it has purchased the venerable Michigan Central Station.
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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 […]
The opioid crisis, in pure numbers, has struck Michigan and the rest of the nation in profound ways.
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 […]
Ann Bernice Wodarski holds several special titles – not only is she turning 100 this July, but she is one of the last living original employees of the company that created Better Made potato chips in Detroit. Wodarski, who now lives in Grand Rapids, worked at Better Made from 1934 to 1940. Known then as […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
At 142 square miles and more than 300 years of history, learning everything you can about the city of Detroit is a sizable challenge. How do you create a travel guide for a place so diverse and culturally relevant? That was the challenge of writing “Secret Detroit: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful and Obscure.” […]
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 […]
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 […]
Songwriter Allee Willis has always loved her hometown of Detroit and the state of Michigan – and that feeling is being reciprocated big time. In the upcoming weeks, Willis will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Then, she’ll travel to Detroit to pick up her Distinguished Achievement Award at the Detroit Music […]
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