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Metro Detroit students get hands-on experience with manufacturing careers through MFG Day events

Michigan manufacturers are experiencing a serious workforce shortage, but local Manufacturing Day events are aiming to close that gap by bringing students into manufacturing workplaces for a hands-on experience.   Manufacturing Day, also known as MFG Day, is a national movement launched in 2012 by the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International. It encourages the nation’s manufacturers to open their doors ...

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Jefferson Chalmers residents weigh in on revitalization plan

A full-service and budget-friendly grocery store. Choices in dining, soul food for sure. Crosswalk indicators, protected bike lanes, speed bumps for safer streets. A coffee shop, some retail stores, and an affordable recreation center. A first-run movie theater you can walk to. These are some of the community wants that rose to the top as residents of Jefferson Chalmers contributed ...

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Ford Debt Has Been Downgraded To Junk – Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — Moody’s downgraded Ford’s credit to junk Monday evening. It said the automaker faces considerable business challenges, and its poor financial performance badly positions Ford to take on its planned $11 billion restructuring. “Ford is undertaking this restructuring from a weak position as measures of cash flow and profit margins are below our expectations, and below the performance of investment-grade rated ...

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Michigan moms-to-be are trading traditional prenatal OB visits for group sessions – and loving it

This article is part of State of Health, a series examining integrated care and its potential to improve Michiganders’ health. It is made possible with funding from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund. When Lauren Glass arrived at Alliance Obstetrics and Gynecology in East Lansing, she was offered something a little different from the traditional prenatal appointment. She participated in a ...

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How food advocates are nourishing the North End neighborhood

With its community of urban farmers and an upcoming food co-op, the North End is a case study for how food can help revitalize a neighborhood and empower residents. The neighborhood’s food culture is evolving at a time when a lot of changes are in store for North End. Located to the west of Woodward and bordering New Center, the ...

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Protected bike lanes and crosswalks approved for Hamilton Avenue in Highland Park

The Detroit Greenways Coalition has been as busy as ever. While their primary focus remains on the construction of the Joe Louis Greenway, a 31.5-mile biking and walking trail that circles the city of Detroit and connects to both Dearborn and Hamtramck, the DGC has recently celebrated another big win. Protected bike lanes and improved pedestrian infrastructure have been approved for ...

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