DETROIT — On Saturday, Jan. 26, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. kicks off a new season of LiveWorkDetroit career events designed to bring recent college graduates, students, and new professionals to Detroit for a day-long immersion experience in the state’s largest city. 

Participants have a unique opportunity to network with key area employers, tour trendy and affordable housing options, and explore the nightspots, cultural facilities, and iconic sports and music venues that make Detroit one of the hottest cities in the country to live, work, and play.

“LiveWorkDetroit is being recognized as one of the best ways for Detroit employers to tap in to top talent,” said Michael Finney, president and CEO of the MEDC. “These young professionals are not only highly skilled, they embrace the challenges and opportunities Detroit’s resurgence offers, and bring a boost of energy and drive to the city of Detroit and the state of Michigan.”

In the Jan. 26 event, participants will network with signature Detroit employers including General Motors, Quicken Loans and Compuware, attend the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center, and dine at the Renaissance Center. 

For this year’s events, MEDC is partnering with D:hive, the Detroit organization devoted to showcasing the city to newcomers and assisting resident innovators in order to grow and retain top talent in Detroit. The D:hive Welcome Center at 1253 Woodward Ave. provides individuals with the information, connections and tools they need to live, work and engage in the city. D:hive is a project of the Downtown Detroit Partnership, with support from the Hudson-Webber Foundation, Quicken Loans-Rock Ventures, Model D Media, Detroit Economic Growth Corp. and others.

“It’s no secret that many young talented people look for opportunities after graduation in cities where they can not only find a job, but also have fun,” said Jeanette Pierce, director of community relations at D:hive. “LiveWorkDetroit! is about showing students that they will find both fun and opportunity in Detroit.”

Additional LiveWorkDetroit events are scheduled for Friday, Feb. 22 and Saturday, March 23, with more dates to be announced throughout the coming year. Cost to attend is $15 per person, and advance registration is required for most events. The $15 fee covers bus transportation from Ann Arbor, East Lansing, Grand Rapids, Mount Pleasant or Kalamazoo, entrance to all events and facilities, and catered meals at iconic Detroit locations. 

For more information and to register for the first two LiveWorkDetroit events, visit


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