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  • Detroit Venture Partners is a Detroit-based venture capital firm on a crazed mission, Detroit Venture Partners back seeds and early-stages technology companies that have a purpose.
  • Detroit Economic Growth Corporation is a non-profit organization that works closely with the City of Detroit and other partners to support existing businesses and to bring new companies and investments to the city.
  • Invest Detroit is a leading source of private sector gap financing that utilizes a variety of funding tools through managed for-profit and non-profit targeted funds to support economic development opportunities in underserved communities primarily in the city of Detroit.
  • Downtown Detroit Partnership is a private-public partnership of corporate and civic leaders that supports, advocates and develops programs and initiatives designed to create a clean, safe, beautiful, inviting, vibrant and economically viable downtown Detroit community.
  • Detroit Regional Chamber is a well connected and influential force powering the economy for Southeast Michigan. With over 20,000 members and affiliates that employ over three-quarters of a million workers, the Chamber is one of the largest chambers of commerce in the country.

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June 15, 2016 - Benzinga

One Man, Two Cities: The Revitalization Of Detroit And Cleveland

On Friday, Mojo held a live show in Downtown Detroit. Employees from Bedrock, Quicken Loans and elsewhere came to listen to the show come to life before their eyes. It was exciting to witness the show live as listeners could finally put a face to a voice.

July 12, 2016 - Daily Detroit

8,000 Detroit Youth Will Get Summer Jobs Through GDYT, Up From Last Year

This summer, there will be plenty of fresh, young faces around town, thanks to the Grow Detroit’s Young Talent Program (GDYT). For six weeks this summer, youths 14 to 24 years of age will receive work experiences that will provide them invaluable training, on-the-job experience, professional contacts, and a potential career path.

June 2, 2016 - mLive

Dan Gilbert says Detroit needs to start thinking big

MACKINAC ISLAND, MI — Quicken Loans founder and Detroit real estate mogul Dan Gilbert encouraged the state to “start thinking big in (Detroit)” while speaking at the Mackinac Policy Conference on Wednesday.

May 31, 2016 - Detroit Free Press

$4.6B transit plan would connect Detroit, 4 counties

The RTA will officially unveil its long-awaited master plan today at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, but the Free Press was given an early look at the details.

May 27, 2016 - Michipreneur

Dan Gilbert’s Advice to Entreprenerus at #DETSW16

On stage this week at Detroit Startup Week, Entrepreneur and investor Dan Gilbert shared advice and insights for entrepreneurs. Gilbert interviewed a panel of fin tech entrepreneurs including Mike Duncan of Bankjoy, Josh Luber of StockX, Jason Raznick of Benzinga, Steve Robert of Autobooks.

May 26, 2016 - Detroit News

Wayne Co. donates $700K to Detroit youth jobs program

Wayne County officials on Thursday gave Detroit’s youth talent program a shot in the arm — a $700,000 donation.

May 26, 2016 - Detroit News

Ponyride: 5 years of helping start-ups grow

Meander through Ponyride — where homeless women make sleeping bags that turn into coats, next to an ex-convict who sews organic T-shirts, near two millennials changing the way people buy furniture — and you might have a difficult time describing this business concept to someone else.

May 25, 2016 - Detroit News

Detroit Soup, funding ideas one bowl at a time

Since 2010, Detroit Soup has raised over $120,000 for Detroit entrepreneurs. The concept is now heating up worldwide.

May 24 2016 - Detroit Free Press

Flex-N-Gate plans Detroit plant that could create up to 750 new jobs

Detroit’s eastside I-94 Industrial Park is in line for a major new automotive supplier facility that could create up to 750 new jobs in the city.

May 23, 2016 - Black Enterprise

Minority Entrepreneurs: A Big Part of Detroit’s Comeback

Today, Detroit is home to over 61,000 small businesses, including about 50,000 minority-owned small businesses. It is the fourth largest city for minority entrepreneurship.

May 23, 2016 - Model D

Family-owned consulting firm moves to bigger office downtown to accommodate growth

LoVasco recently relocated to 8,000 square feet of office space in the One Woodward Avenue building at the corner of Woodward and Jefferson avenues. It brought 20 employees with it to the 15th floor of the Minoru Yamasaki-designed skyscraper overlooking Hart Plaza and the Detroit River.

April 14, 2016 - dBusiness

Ally Financial Relocates to Renovated, Renamed One Detroit Center

Ally Financial Inc. today opened its new office in the One Detroit Center — renamed the Ally Detroit Center on Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit. The newly renovated building will be home to more than 1,500 Ally employees who worked at the GM Renaissance Center.

April 12, 2016 - Detroit Free Press

Detroit to host job fair to help minority demolition contractors

The city of Detroit, which just received a $42-million infusion for blight demolition, is hosting a job fair for demolition contractors on May 13 at the Northwest Activities Center.

April 11, 2016 - Detroit News

9 Detroit businesses get grants to expand efforts

Detroit — Mayor Mike Duggan on Monday announced a third round of Detroit businesses slated to receive a combined $500,000 in grants through the city’s Motor City Match program.