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Gas prices top Detroit’s most searched things in 2022

No surprise, “gas prices” and “cheapest gas” topped Google’s near-me searches for Detroit this year, a likely indicator that money was on the minds of Michiganders as they faced inflation and quickly-rising costs and interest rates. Gas prices yo-yoed this year, spiking nationally to new highs. Other Detroit searches included “temp services” and “work from … Read more

TechTown’s ‘angel’ program aims to lift up Detroit’s economic ecosystem

Dawn Batts, TechTown Detroit growth capital director, believes a year-old ‘angel investing’ program could be a “game-changer” for Detroit’s economic ecosystem. Rather than venture capitalists, which use other people’s money, like institution funding or high network individuals to fund companies, angel investors are different, says Batts. “Angel, by definition, is someone who uses their own … Read more

U-M Study: Detroit’s Economy Yet to Recover From Pandemic

A new report from U-M shows that the city of Detroit’s economy is recovering faster from the pandemic than the nation as a whole. // Stock Photo Detroit is expected to recover after facing greater economic challenges during the pandemic than Michigan or the U.S. overall — even as new recession threats loom compounded by … Read more

Detroit’s Huntington Place unveils ‘Floating Citadel’ sculpture

Detroit’s newest public art installation was unveiled Thursday evening in front of Huntington Place. Detroit-based artist Scott Hocking’s “Floating Citadel,” a giant, globe-like structure made of bronze and spanning 11 feet in diameter, was debuted by the Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority (DRCFA) Art Foundation along with Mayor Mike Duggan, and dedicated to Larry Alexander, … Read more