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Mayor Mike Duggan is joined by community leaders for the announcement of an Innovation District in Detroit. (By Edward Cardenas.)

Detroit Announces ‘Innovation District’ For Greater Downtown Area

Mayor Mike Duggan announced Thursday the creation of an Innovation District, which will be a hub for people to live, work and collaborate.

CBS Detroit–06/12/2014

Lawrence Technological University's Southfield campus

LTU Hosts Nov. 19 Microsoft YouthSpark STEM Education Event

SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) — Detroit area civic and business leaders will meet at Lawrence Technological University on Tuesday, Nov. 19, to discuss ways to get more young people involved and active in the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/14/2013

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Austin To Lead New Michigan Economic Center At Prima Civitas Foundation

John Austin, President of the Michigan State Board of Education and a non-resident Brookings Institution Senior Fellow, joined the CEO of Prima Civitas Foundation, Steve Webster, in announcing the launch of the new Michigan Economic Center, which will serve as an independent policy and action organization for the state.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/26/2012

Suburbs Take Hit As U-S Poverty Climbs In Downturn

Battered by the downturn, America’s suburbs are bearing the brunt of poverty that has climbed to near-historic levels, creating strains on dwindling safety-net programs focusing mostly on the inner-city poor.


Macomb College Event Looks At 'New Blue Economy'

In an increasingly thirsty world, Michigan sits smack in the middle of 20 percent of the world’s fresh water supply. Besides requiring serious stewardship, it’s also a massive economic opportunity. Around 150 government officials, engineers, […]