Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation, a Southwest Detroit community-based non-profit organization that makes a difference by creating life-changing opportunities for youth and their families, has organized a graffiti art show called, “Off the Wall” in an effort to send Southwest Detroit youth to summer camp. The event, which will take place between 5:00 pm and 12:00 am at Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation (Corktown, 1211 Trumbull St., Detroit, MI 48216), will feature R&B and funk band Coko Buttafli, Southwest Detroit hip-hop artists (including youth performances), and Detroit-based Angel’s Catering.

Southwest Detroit youth face a number of unique challenges, including unemployment and underemployment, Detroit Public Schools closures, harsh immigration enforcement, gang involvement, and more. DHDC assists community members to recognize their own strengths and skills, so they can make life-changing choices that will transform their lives and community, despite these challenges. After their summer program, DHDC youth ages 11-19 spend less than a week at an overnight camp facility. For most of the youth, this will be the first time they venture outside of Southwest Detroit. Xiomara Torres, Youth Programs Director, gives them one assignment on this trip: be a kid.

“For the kids, time at camp is about spending time with friends, trusting adults, and enjoying activities such as swimming, horseback riding, hiking and fishing. Unfortunately, these simple things are hard to do in most cities, and especially difficult in Southwest Detroit,” says Torres.

DHDC alumni, graffiti artists who have graduated from DHDC programs, heard about funding cuts that traditionally fund the trip at summer’s close. Recognizing its importance, they came together and organized the “Off the Wall” fundraiser to ensure these students receive the same powerful experiences they did. All are welcome to enjoy drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and graffiti art to purchase.

$5 suggested donation at the door.







The owners of Chanosos and Oishii in Downtown Windsor have unveiled a new restaurant concept slated to open soon.

South Detroit is a brand new eatery that takes a page from a tongue-in-cheek name for describing Windsor.

South Detroit will feature a full service bar, appetizers, soups and salads, sandwiches, burgers, flatbreads and fresh/raw oysters every weekend.

Co-owner Mat Mathias says South Detroit’s name came from Windsor’s history. “The name actually came to be from an article talking about how Windsor was once voted to be names 3 names — South Detroit, Windsor or Rochester. It’s a part of the history of this area and we realized how much Windsor and Detroit have in common and the history we share. The name itself has been well received from the people we have reached out to. You will see a lot of the history from the two cities in the decor.”

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Epic Races announced today that the inaugural Detroit Women’s Half Marathon and 5K will take place on Sept. 22 at 8 a.m. on Belle Isle.

Runners and walkers alike are welcome to participate in the races, which will start near the Scott Memorial Fountain with the half marathon looping the island twice. Start times are 8 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. for the half marathon and 5K, respectively.

Registration is open and available at www.detroitwomenshalf.com/register.

For the half marathon, the cost is $75 until Sept. 9, then $85 until race day. The cost for the 5K is $35 until Sept. 9, then $45 until race day. Participants will receive a t-shirt, goodie bag, personalized bib number with embedded timing chip and finisher’s medal with detachable charm, among other things.

The event is part of the Detroit Women’s Half Marathon and 5K’s mission to inspire women of all fitness abilities to set and reach new health and fitness goals through the training and completion of a half marathon or 5K

. A portion of the proceeds from the race will benefit the American American Heart Association's Go Red For Women® campaign. To learn more, visit www.GoRedForWomen.org.

“Go Red for Women is a campaign that falls in line with the mission of the Detroit Women’s Half Marathon and we are very pleased to announce our partnership,” said Mary Culbertson, meet director. “The Belle Isle shoreline lends itself to a simple loop course and provides stunning views that will undoubtedly inspire and please runners.”

Furthermore, the race is seeking women that embody the qualities of “Heart Heroes”. A “Heart Hero” is an individual who embraces a healthy lifestyle and knows the risk of heart disease and stroke. Individuals can send inquiries to aimee@detroitwomenshalfmarathon.com. “Heart Heroes” will receive free entrance.

Learn more about the Detroit Women’s Half Marathon at www.detroitwomenshalf.com.
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Online retail giant Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has reportedly expanded its presence in downtown Detroit.

The Seattle-based firm is moving into 10,000 square feet of space on the second floor of the former Madden Building, now known as 150 W. Jefferson, according to Crain’s Detroit Business, which cites anonymous real estate sources. Those same sources indicate that Amazon.com is in expansion mode in Detroit, and its new space could house some 40 employees.

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"Detroit just needs a little love," said the waitress chatting with my husband and me at Baker's Keyboard Lounge on 8 Mile in Detroit. The beleaguered city doesn't get much love. But it's time to replace the images of crime and strife with one of the grassroots spirit sweeping the city.

Michigan's son Henry Ford famously said history is bunk. Real history, he said, was made by ordinary people doing extraordinary things who changed the world. Now that hundreds of thousands have bolted the Motor City, the ordinary souls that remain are leading an extraordinary charge to re-invent their town.

Yes, problems persist. Abandoned buildings mar the gorgeous Art Deco cityscape. Graffiti is abundant, and working streetlights are sparse in some neighborhoods. And we've all heard about the crime. But a growing few are defying the odds with some really cool projects that make this an exciting time to visit.

Yoga studios, organic bakeries, galleries, creperies, coffeeshops, bookstores, breweries, pizzerias, and even a Whole Foods are springing up. A boutique hotel constructed of shipping containers is underway. A watch builder employing former auto workers is putting American-made on the high-end map (with a brand new flagship store to boot). Meanwhile, Detroit's historic legacy still thrives.

The Art

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While headlines scream about threats that the DIA may face an art sell-off to pay Detroit's creditors, dedicated staff are making this outstanding museum worth a trip. Beyond the important works of art, like the first Van Gogh in a public US museum and a Diego Rivera fresco, the museum draws crowds for events like Friday Night Live, when you can take in live music ande dine on tapas in their stunning, just-renovated Kresge Court.

Don't miss the Heidelberg Project, a groundbreaking outdoor art project where the houses themselves stand as works of art. Less famous but equally intriguing are the compelling "Iron Teaching Rocks How to Rust" installations outside the MBAD.

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Access Arts Detroit is an artist-run public art program that was established in 2008 to create opportunities for artists to exhibit site-specific art in the city of Detroit. The program – which is headed by Louis Casinelli, Alice Schneider and Andrew Thompson – features many different media, including installation, mural, sculpture, music and dance.

“Our primary exhibition space is Belle Isle Park, with a variety of locations throughout the park being utilized as exhibition space,” said Casinelli.

Casinelli explained that the idea for this came about during his undergrad education.

“A fellow student and I were both making and exhibiting work in the park independently. It seemed natural to invite others, artists and friends, to participate too,” he said.

Since 2009, AAD has facilitated more than 75 projects with stipends paid to a number of the artists. Casinelli explained that money for stipends is generated through an annual fundraiser with Supino Pizzeria in Eastern Market.

“The park’s administration has graciously worked with AAD for the past six years, allowing us to work in the nature trails, open fields, waterways, trees, fence lines and infrastructure,” Casinelli said. “AAD’s programming comes together through collaboration with the City of Detroit, the Belle Isle Conservancy and other community stakeholders.”

As to the importance of engaging Detroiters with nature and the environment through art, Casinelli said, “Part of life is public space. For AAD, this is fundamental. Public space without art is unfulfilled. As Detroit painter Rick Vian coined, ‘Life without art is stupid.’”

AAD engages Metro Detroiters by virtue of working in one of the most active public parks in the region.

“Every component of the park, natural or manmade, is critical to the conversation of site-specific public art,” Casinelli said. “Through their work, artists have connected with park goers through practices atypical to public spaces in Detroit.”

AAD operates under the idea that public space, natural or manmade, is meant for experimentation and exploration.

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Red Thread: This Is Randall Fogelman’s Detroit


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Randall Fogelman is not dead or dying. But he did just turn 40, so there’s that. And for all the talk about Dan Gilbert and Kevyn Orr and, until recently, Mike Duggan, you could make the case that today it’s Randall’s Detroit that we’re living in. His experiences in Detroit for the latter 20 of those 40 years speak to a place that is surviving — thriving, even — as it sometimes feels the ground may open up and swallow the city whole.

School in the City. Randall transferred from MSU to Wayne State and moved to the Park Shelton. At that point, Wayne was closer in time to having considered a building that would straddle the Lodge Freeway for maximum commuter convenience than to opening its recent residence halls. The Park Shelton had yet to undergo condo-and-crepefication.

Cass and Willis. Developer Bob Slattery owned the buildings at three corners of Cass and Willis; Avalon Bakery was at the other. In 1999, Randall was Bob’s first employee, working on drawings, meeting with bankers, leasing and selling. The condos were the city’s first and home to techno titan Carl Craig. The Cass Corridor had not yet been brought into the Midtown brand.

Canfield Lofts. In 2000, Canfield Lofts came online as the city’s first for-sale loft project.

Eleven prospective buyers signed purchase agreements, and then the whole development almost fell through because there were no comparable projects to base the mortgages on. Ultimately, the then-president of then-National City Bank (then headquartered in Cleveland) stepped in to ensure the project happened. And good thing — Randall’s loft has gone on to host the first meeting for Steve Tobocman’s campaign (for the State House) and Ben Falik’s bachelor party (for good, clean pre-nuptial fun) and was featured on the June 1995 cover of Hour magazine’s Detroit Home mag.

Detroit Spice Company. When Randall started the Detroit Spice Company in 2000, two trends were in their early stages: macro demand for micro foods and putting “Detroit” on any and every product. Now, Detroit Greektown Seasoning, Detroit Mexicantown Seasoning and Detroit Middle Eastern Seasoning are available at Whole Foods and Bed, Bath & Beyond (and beyond!), but little did Randall know back when he launched DSC at the TasteFest that it would take his urban-planning career down an unexpectedly edible route.

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Sixty-seven years after Buddy’s Pizza originated the Sicilian-style square on the corner of Conant and Six Mile, the family-owned restaurants are serving up something new - in skinnier boxes. From gluten-free and multigrain crusts to vegan and antioxidant options, offering a variety of choices without sacrificing the famed Buddy’s flavor is nothing new to this Detroit institution.

That’s never been more apparent than it is now, as Buddy’s Pizza introduces Buddy’s Detroit’s Original Square Sicilian Style Thin Crust Pizza. Pizzas: Handcrafted from Buddy’s famous original dough, Motor City Cheese Blend and tomato basil sauce, four new pizzas have a thin, light, crunchy crust and bold new flavors.

They are:

· New Yorker – Pepperoni, roasted garlic, tomato basil sauce, oregano and grated Parmesan cheese.

· Mediterranean – Red onions, spinach, beets, tomato basil sauce, fresh dill and feta cheese.

· Pomodoro – Grilled scallions, roasted tomatoes, roasted garlic, tomato basil sauce, Asiago and grated Parmesan cheeses.

· Ultimate Italian – Italian sausage, red onions, roasted red peppers, roasted garlic, tomato basil sauce, Sicilian spice blend and grated Parmesan cheese.

The new Buddy’s Detroit’s Original Square Sicilian Style Thin Crust Pizza will be available June 24, 2013.

The new thin crust pizzas are available at the restaurant’s nine metro Detroit locations in Auburn Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Dearborn, Detroit, Farmington Hills, Grosse Pointe, Livonia, Royal Oak and Warren.

Each restaurant will celebrate Buddy’s Pizza Day and Buddy’s 67 years of business in Detroit, by offering customers appreciation cards. Once a month through the end of the 2013, cardholders can purchase an 8-square cheese pizza for $6.70 and add extra toppings for 67 cents each. Appreciation cards will be available through June 29, or while supplies last at each location.



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The 2013 Chevrolet Rockin’ on the Riverfront concert series is kicking off on the GM Plaza with a metro Detroit favorite, The Romantics, on Friday, July 12. The concert, presented by Detroit’s #1 for Classic Rock 94.7 WCSX-FM, will rock the riverfront stage starting at 7:30 p.m. with opener Amy Gore & Her Valentines.

The original members of The Romantics – Wally Palmar, Jimmy Marinos, Mike Skill and Rich Cole – formally became a band on Valentine’s Day, 1977. Bred on the mean streets of Detroit’s east side, they were inspired by the British punk invasion and their hometown rock scene. Nearly 30 years later they are known for having created some of the most influential and beloved rock and roll of all time.

The Romantics cut their teeth on the Detroit sound characterized by the MC5, the Stooges, Bob Seger and the Last Heard, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, the Rationals, SRC, the Underdogs, and infused it with sincerity, irony, spontaneity and, of course, volume. They favored short hair, short songs and popularized red leather suits.

Their musical credo, then and now, was a simple, joyful affirmation, epitomized by the "Hey!...uh-huh!" intro to "What I Like About You," the unforgettable, high-energy track that still bridges generations, times and musical genres.

Spanning six consecutive Friday evenings, 2013 Chevrolet Rockin’ on the Riverfront offers more than free concerts. Located in the heart of the city, between the GM Renaissance Center and Detroit River, the event has become a summer destination for dining and entertainment in Detroit. Upcoming shows include:

July 19: America (A Horse with No Name, Sister Golden Hair)

July 26: Grand Funk Railroad (Some Kind of Wonderful, We’re an American Band)

Aug. 2: Great White (Once Bitten Twice Shy, Rock Me)

Aug. 9: Loverboy (Working for the Weekend, Turn Me Loose)

Aug. 16: Night Ranger (Sister Christian, (You Can Still) Rock in America)

Admission to the concerts is always free and no tickets are necessary. Viewing space is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets, but outside food, beverages and coolers are not permitted. In addition, boaters on the Detroit River are welcome to anchor near the riverfront and enjoy the shows from the water.

Andiamo Detroit Riverfront will provide refreshments and food concessions at several locations across the plaza. Andiamo Detroit Riverfront and Joe Muer Seafood will accept dinner reservations before and after the concert and both restaurants offer outdoor patios overlooking the Detroit River and the Rockin’ on the Riverfront stage.

Convenient parking is available for $5 per vehicle, starting at 5 p.m., at the GM surface lot at the intersection of St. Antoine and Atwater streets, adjacent to the GM Renaissance Center.

The Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center is offering an incredible package during the concerts. The Marriott-Andiamo Romance Retreat package includes a four-course dinner at Andiamo Detroit Riverfront and overnight accommodations at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. For reservations call (888) 313-5001 and mention promotional code WN9 or visit The Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center online.

Listen to 94.7 WCSX each week during Rockin’ on the Riverfront for a chance to win VIP seats, a catered dinner by Andiamo, and meet and greet opportunities with the bands. Additionally, new to the event this year is Veterans Row. Veterans are invited to log onto www.wcsx.com, fill out an online form sharing where he or she served or is currently serving and WCSX will pull weekly winners to sit in the 94.7 WCSX Veterans Row for each Rockin’ on the Riverfront concert this summer.

Fans are invited to watch FOX 2 in the Morning every week to enter a FOX 2 EXPOSED contest for a chance to win a VIP prize package, which includes two (2) VIP access wristbands and lanyards with front-row seats, dinner for two (2) at Andiamo Detroit Riverfront in the Rockin’ on the Riverfront VIP section (the evening of the concert only), overnight accommodations for two (2) at The Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center (the evening of the concert only, and excludes the July 26, 2013 concert), free parking in the Beaubien Garage located on Beaubien Street (the evening of the concert only), WCSX 94.7 FM freebies, and a band meet-and-greet (if available). To enter, access the online contest entry form on MyFoxDetroit.com and follow instructions. The first contest will take place on Monday, July 8 during the morning broadcast.

In addition to Chevrolet, the 2013 Chevrolet Rockin’ on the Riverfront concert series is sponsored in partnership with Detroit’s #1 for Classic Rock 94.7 WCSX-FM, Quicken Loans, McDonald’s After Midnight, Metro PCS, and WJBK FOX 2.

For updates and information, visit www.facebook.com/RockinontheRiverfront and www.facebook.com/GMRenCen or www.gmrencen.com.




Any vision for far-reaching changes to Detroit is destined to meet considerable skepticism. After all, the mid-century urban renewal projects that decimated minority neighborhoods all throughout Motor City still resonate in the minds of many. And in the decades since, multiple well-intentioned strategies for reviving moribund sections of the city have failed, making the city something of a perpetual case study for urban planners. This year marks the launch of perhaps the most ambitious of these plans — Detroit Future City, a 50-year, philanthropy-backed endeavor meant to align local decision-makers at all levels with a coherent vision for the city. The plan takes on all the hot-button issues, from the question of whether to divest from certain areas and shrink the city’s footprint to how to support the informal, unrecognized businesses that are the lifeblood of many of the city’s neighborhoods. Detroit-based writer Anna Clark provides an in-depth look at the vision and the movement it is sparking in the vibrant city that urban planners sometimes mistake for a blank slate.

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An ad hoc work space at Detroit Labs, a software developer that has grown rapidly as it shifts its focus to meet skyrocketing demand for automotive apps.

After graduating from the University of Michigan in 1998, Brian Mulloy followed the path of many of his classmates, fleeing his home state for a job in a bustling city. But after 10 years of working in technology start-ups in San Francisco, he has returned as founder of a company in Detroit’s budding technology sector.

Mr. Mulloy is part of a group of workers that Detroit is suddenly hungry for — software developers and information technology specialists who can create applications for the next generation of connected vehicles.

“You’re going to see developers set up shop in Detroit because they’re going to follow the money,” Mr. Mulloy said, “and there will be lots of money.”

Already, the money is flowing.

General Motors, newly flush with cash after emerging from bankruptcy, is on a hiring binge, quadrupling its information technology staff and recruiting software developers to create a spate of apps for its 2014 model-year vehicles. While the hiring is taking place across the country, many of the new recruits will be working out of the Detroit area.

The Ford Motor Company plans to fill 300 positions in information technology this year, said Laura Kurtz, Ford’s manager of United States recruiting. The Chrysler Group, which declined to specify its plans, said it would hire more entry-level workers and was focused on attracting a highly skilled work force.

For Detroit, the hiring is a rare bright spot in a city teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. For the state over all, the Michigan Department of Labor projects that job growth in software developers for applications is expected to grow 23.5 percent from 2010; for software developers for systems software, 36.9 percent, the highest of any technical job classification. Michigan’s overall average for selected technical occupations is 8.5 percent growth.

The demand for in-vehicle applications is a “substantial job generator with high-end pay,” said Donald R. Grimes, an economic researcher at the University of Michigan.

Beyond the three Detroit automakers, the push for the connected car is helping support homegrown technology businesses like Mr. Mulloy’s as well.

Detroit Labs, founded two years ago to create smartphone apps, is shifting to work with automakers to build in-vehicle apps. The company has grown tenfold since 2011, to 40 people, and aims for 60 workers by the end of the year.

“If you go to the coasts, you are one of thousands,” said Paul Glomski, one of its founders. “In Detroit, you have the opportunity to make an impact. It’s for real.”

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The full music lineup for the first-ever Oakaloosa Music Festival was announced today by festival organizers. More than two dozen of Detroit’s newest and brightest musicians will join headlining acts Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Girl Talk, at the philanthropic music festival taking place on Saturday, July 27 from 12 noon to midnight at Detroit’s Historic Fort Wayne.

 Oakaloosa festival tickets are currently on sale through Oakaloosa.com for $45 for general admission and $55 for a VIP Ticket, which includes a VIP entry, bar area and viewing location during the festival. A portion of the proceeds will help with the restoration and preservation of Historic Fort Wayne. Additional festival beneficiaries will be announced over the next two weeks on Oakaloosa.com and via @Oakaloosa on Twitter and Facebook.

The complete festival lineup is listed below. Two open spots remain in the lineup, slated for the winner of the Oakaloosa Battle of the Bands taking place during five days throughout July. The preliminary rounds will be held at 9 p.m. at the Hard Rock Café in Detroit (7/12, 7/18) and the Pike Room at the Crofoot in Pontiac (7/13, 7/19). The final round will be held on Wednesday, July 24 at 7 p.m. at the Crofoot Ballroom. More details for the Oakaloosa Battle of the Bands, including how to enter or attend, can be found on Oakaloosa.com.

Broder & Sachse Stage (along the River)
• 12:00 – 12:45pm Great Divide
• 1:00 – 1:30pm Cousin George
• 1:45 – 2:15pm Michael Bermudez
• 2:30 – 3:00pm See Jane Rock
• 3:15 – 3:45pm Otto Vector
• 4:00 – 4:30pm Battle of the Bands Winner
• 4:45 – 5:15pm Dagda
• 5:30 – 6:00pm Of Mice and Musicians
• 6:15 – 6:45pm Robert James
• 7:00 – 7:35pm Paulina Jayne
• 7:50 – 8:30pm Trick Trick
• 8:45 – 9:25pm Kaleido
• 9:40 – 10:25pm Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
• 10:45pm – 12:00am Girl Talk

 Barracks Stage
• 1:00 – 1:30pm Battle of the Bands Runner-Up
• 1:45 – 2:15pm Dan Henig
• 2:30 – 3:00pm White Shag
• 3:15 – 3:45pm Ryan Waldie
• 4:00 – 4:30pm My Pal Val
• 4:45 – 5:15pm Doss the Artist
• 5:30 – 6:00pm HIR-O
• 6:15 – 6:45pm Red Pill
• 6:45 – 7:15pm Drew 32
• 7:15 – 7:45pm Bizarre
• 8:00 – 8:30pm The Infatuations
• 8:45 – 9:15pm Ro Spit
• 9:30 – 10:15pm Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas
• 10:30 – 11:00pm Royce Da 5’9
• 11:15pm– 12:00am  Freddy Todd


“The wide range of genres featured in the Oakaloosa lineup is intended to reflect the diversity of Detroiters themselves,” said Adam Bleznak, Program Director for the Oakaloosa Music Festival. “We are looking forward to bringing all types music fans from across Detroit and the region to enjoy a completely unique festival experience at Historic Fort Wayne, one of the most amazing historic gems in Detroit.”

In addition to music, Oakaloosa supports positive service projects in Detroit and is dedicated to building a festival of community engagement. The festival plans on hosting a number of non-profit organizations at the event, to spread awareness of their initiatives. During the festival, there will be a designated area where guests can learn about organizations and volunteer opportunities. Non-profit groups interested in being a part of the festival or for volunteer opportunities, can email OakaloosaCharity@wearemodule.com to get involved.

Oakaloosa is organized and supported by Detroit Sports Zone, Inc., a non-profit group committed to exposing people of all ages to sports, cultural arts, mentoring, life-skill development and character building activities. Additional proceeds from the festival will be used to support the youth sports and mentoring programs provided through Detroit Sports Zone, Inc.

Oakaloosa is sponsored by Opportunity Detroit, Broder & Sachse, Asphalt Specialists, Inc., Real Detroit Weekly, Embarco Entertainment, The City of Detroit Recreation Department, Uber and Budweiser.

For more information and to stay up to date with all Oakaloosa announcements, visit Oakaloosa.com or follow @Oakaloosa on Facebook and Twitter.

DETROIT (BLANK) CITY - Ep. 2 DETROIT DIAMOND CITY from Cass Corridor Films on Vimeo.


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As for the states that are creating the most manufacturing jobs, the chart shows the ranking, as Michigan tops the list followed by Texas, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Manufacturing companies in those states offer products and services that range from autos, furniture, tools, computers, computer software, toys, plastics, food, liquor, machinery, piping, chemicals, oil and gas.

"The auto industry will see some more jobs as foreign companies will invest in plants here," Cherin added. "And that means more jobs for making cars as well as in auto-related industries."

As for the future, the hope is that more companies like GE and Ford will bring jobs back home, said Chad Moutray, chief economist at the National Association of Manufacturers.

"As prices rise for labor overseas, we think American firms will find it more to their liking here," Moutray said.

Another advantage the U.S. has for manufacturers is lower energy costs—thanks in no small part to an ongoing boom around natural gas found in shale formations.

"Companies like that. With shale energy lowering costs, it's a huge advantage to them," he said.

More American exports would contribute even more domestic manufacturing jobs, Moutray said.

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A Girls Guide to Detroit from 4exit4 on Vimeo.

Detroit is a place that attracts a certain type of individual. Someone that's both tough and independent. That's especially true for the women who have chosen to stake their claim in one of the nation's most complicated cities. Fearless, talented, and ambitious, these women are shaping Detroit's future.

EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Toby Barlow
PRODUCED BY: 4exit4
DIRECTED BY: Amanda LeClaire & Andrew Miller
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Andrew Miller, Mandy Moran & Jamin Townsley
EDITED BY: Andrew Miller
MUSIC BY: Eddie Logix eddielogix.com/ Passalacqua itspassalacqua.com/ Phantasmagoria phantasmagoria.bandcamp.com/ Doc Illingsworth illingsworks.com/

Artist Adding To The Beauty of Detroit

Mom hanging out at the Start Gallery

"It's like NYC in the 70's. So the Empire State Building isn't fully leased. The solution is to demolish it? The city is on the brink of bankruptcy, so auction off the Statue of Liberty to the highest bidder?"

~My Mom. Her response after asking me to name items Kevin Orr has listed as "assets and potential salable goods" on his Detroit financial balance sheet.

 


All yoga participants receive free River Days admission after the session.

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Tonight for Third Thursdays, 55+ galleries throughout the city stay up past their bedtime with extended hours, special events, live entertainment & amazing Detroit art.

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2013 River Days Festival 5K Is This Saturday!!!!!

 

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Detroit's Downtown Development Authority outlined the plan Wednesday, saying the project would cost an estimated $650 million. The plan is subject to approval by Wayne County -- $365 million would be funded through private investment and the $284 million in public investment.
According to the DEGC, the new development has the potential to create 8,300 jobs and have a statewide impact of $1.8B.

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