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Attendees of ASSEMBLE@Mackinac listen during IDEA presentations.


First designed to see what more could be achieved in a typical conference environment, IDEA has become a model for a new approach to…

Watch Kevyn Orr from a distance

ASSEMBLE@Mackinac(ish) Day 3

It’s a good thing Kevyn Orr and Vishaan Chakrabarti were on Friday’s morning line-up, because they are probably the only two people on the…


Detroit Needs Your Help

“Government Entrepreneur” is Not an Oxymoron

Entrepreneurship almost always involves pushing against the status quo to capture opportunities and create value. So it shouldn’t be surprising when a new business model, such as…

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Toward an Innovative City

This letter appears at the beginning of the Detroit & The Innovative City report that you can find in our white papers section.  …