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Detroit: Post Bankruptcy

The city's historical ward system produced mostly corruption and inefficiencies. An at-large city council wasn't much better. Now comes a city split into seven districts. Welcome to the brave new world of Detroit.

Identity Adds Financial Administrator and Administrative Assistant

BINGHAM FARMS — Elizabeth Bastian, left, and Samantha Diehr, right, have joined Bingham Farms-based Identity, an integrated public relations firm, as a financial administrator and administrative assistant, respectively. Identity Managing Partner Mark Winter made...

Operation: Transparency

In a land often run by oligarchies or conglomerates, one independent company in metro Detroit is turning the tables on the standard office environment.

General Motors Reinvents Detroit

Local interns have had few job perks - until GM's first Intern Ride and Drive Event. We got the opportunity to see GM's latest, greatest, and most important for Detroit. Here's what we thought.

Bottoms Up, Detroit: How Grassroots Programs are Making a Real Difference

I ascended the white marble steps of the Detroit Public Library in late May, invited to attend a symposium on “urban centers” in Detroit. I was expecting to find a group of seasoned professionals who shared strong opinions about a city they had only seen from an airplane or through the window of a taxi.