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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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Mo Pop Music Festival
July 25 2015
West RiverFront
This two-day outdoor music festival will feature artists including Modest Mouse, Passion Pit, Iron & Wine with Ben Bridwell, Brandon Flowers, Chromeo, James Bay, The Front Bottoms, Atlas Genius, King Tuff, Coasts, Saint Motel, Viet Cong, In The Valley Below, Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas, and more! West Riverfront Park, located along West Jefferson Avenue between Rosa Parks Boulevard and Joe Louis Arena, is a 20-acre green oasis that features an extra-wide RiverWalk, three pathways linking the waterfront to neighborhoods, security cameras, call boxes, benches, bike racks and plenty of wide-open space for activities.  Mo Pop FestivalWest RiverFront ParkJuly 25-26, 2015 http://mopopfestivaldetroit.com#MoPopFest
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656 W. Kirby Faculty Administration Building, Suite 4200
Detroit, MI 48202