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Elon Musk Visits Flint, Promises To Let Students Tour Rocket Factory – Detroit News Watch

FLINT (AP) — Tech billionaire Elon Musk surprised students by showing up at a school assembly in Flint, Michigan, and promising to take some of them for a tour of his Space X rocket factory in California. Musk and Flint Community Schools Superintendent Derrick Lopez also told the crowd of sixth- and seventh-graders Friday that they’d all be getting free ...

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Here’s how we can address rural Michigan’s alarmingly high infant mortality and poor maternal health

This article is part of State of Health, a series examining health disparities, how they affect Michigan’s children and seniors, and the innovative solutions being developed to address them. It is made possible with funding from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund. Michigan’s beautiful rural areas have an ugly secret: high infant mortality and poor maternal health, fueled in part by ...

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Techstars Detroit seeks new startups for its accelerator program

Techstars Detroit, an incubator for startups in mobility, manufacturing and other areas, is looking for another round of candidates for its successful accelerator program, which has helped launch nearly four dozen companies in the past four years. Now in its fifth year, the program provides startups with access to financial, human and intellectual resources. If selected, startups receive $20,000, commonly ...

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Michigan Awards Grants To 3 Auto Suppliers For Expansions – Detroit News Watch

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – State officials say three auto supply companies have received financial support from the Michigan Strategic Fund to expand their operations. The Michigan Economic Development Corp. says the expansions will generate a combined $29.6 million in private investment and create 262 jobs. Concord Tool and Manufacturing Inc. in Mount Clemens was awarded $300,000 for its tool and ...

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Detroit boutique ad agencies are finding success on their own terms

There’s a word that keeps coming up when talking to the leaders of some of Detroit’s boutique marketing firms. Nimble. Look it up on Dictionary.com and you’ll see why. “Nimble: Quick and light in movement; moving with ease.” “Nimble: Quick to understand, think, devise.” In Detroit’s ever-changing economy, smaller marketing firms are experiencing the benefits of remaining small. It allows ...

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Video: Heroes to Hives

Fourth-generation U.S. Army Veteran Adam Ingrao has dedicated his life to serving honeybees and veterans through a Michigan State University Extension program called Heroes to Hives. As agricultural entomologist educator and veteran liaison with MSUE, Ingrao helps veterans provide honeybees the unique care they need, and in turn, helps veterans help themselves heal from the damaging mental health effects of ...

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Cobo Center receives sustainability practices recognition

While Cobo Center faces a major change with the recent announcement of Chemical Bank purchasing its naming rights, the convention center is continuing on in its commitment to sustainability practices. Cobo officials have announced that the 17th largest convention center in the country has been recertified to the Event Industry Council’s Accepted Practices Exchange/American Society for Testing and Materials International (APEX/ASTM) Sustainable ...

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