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As a leader and partner in the revitalization of Midtown, Wayne State University is committed to being a good neighbor in a good neighborhood. The Office of Economic Development at Wayne State was created in 2011 to help leverage the assets of the University to be a catalyst for growth on our campus and throughout the community. Whether it's bringing Zipcar to Detroit to help people get around town, partnering with private developers on major mixed use projects in the neighborhood, or connecting businesses large and small to our talented faculty, researchers, and students, the Office of Economic Development works to maximize the University's impact in Midtown and Detroit.  


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The Detroit Orientation Institute: Detroit Dialogue on Education
January 14 2015 at 12:00 PM
Traffic Jam & Snug
Join us for our first event of 2015: A Detroit Dialogue on Education! This two-hour conversation over a meal will focus on the state of education in Detroit.  Detroit Dialogues are topic-specific lunchtime conversations for groups of 10-15 people in a Detroit restaurant or catered venue. Conversations are led by moderators well versed in the topic and include additional subject matter experts and practitioners.  Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 from Noon-2:00pm Location: Traffic Jam & Snug, on Canfield between Cass & Second in Detroit Cost: $25 (lunch included) The Detroit Orientation Institute engages business, community, media, nonprofit, political and civic leaders in immersive events that illuminate Detroit and foster connections. Participants visit the city’s  neighborhoods and key institutions, interacting with change makers as they dig deep into the region’s history and current landscape. Groups are small and participatory, with long-time leaders and newcomers together exploring contemporary issues and opportunities through interactive tours, meaningful dialogue, and a shared investment in Detroit’s history and its future. Space is limited. Registration will open on December 22.
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656 W. Kirby Faculty Administration Building, Suite 4200
Detroit, MI 48202