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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.  

Events

Calendar of Events

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M-1 Rail Community Project Update Meeting
January 29 2015 at 6:00 PM
The Garden Theater
As M-1 RAIL moves forward with construction in 2015, these meetings will cover a number oftopics vital to everyone who lives, works or plays along the corridor including: Anticipated 2015 Construction Timeline Maintenance of Traffic Plans Business Support Programs Parking is available at each location and light refreshments will be served. There will also besign language interoperation services available for community members who are Deaf orHard of Hearing. For more information contact M-1 RAIL Community Relations Coordinator,Domeda Duncan at info@m1rail.org or 313.528.3044.
M-1 Rail Community Project Update Meeting
February 3 2015 at 8:00 AM
The Majestic Cafe
As M-1 RAIL moves forward with construction in 2015, these meetings will cover a number oftopics vital to everyone who lives, works or plays along the corridor including: Anticipated 2015 Construction Timeline Maintenance of Traffic Plans Business Support Programs Parking is available at each location and light refreshments will be served. There will also besign language interoperation services available for community members who are Deaf orHard of Hearing. For more information contact M-1 RAIL Community Relations Coordinator,Domeda Duncan at info@m1rail.org or 313.528.3044.
Rediscover TechTown with the Wayne State Insiders
February 4 2015 at 12:00 PM
TechTown (WSU Research & Technology Park)
You’ve probably heard of TechTown, but have you been there lately? Since 2000, our cutting-edge business accelerator has become a hub where talent, technology and capital converge to spur growth in many sectors. The recently renovated spaces are designed to serve single entrepreneurs as well as entire communities of startups. Join us as we hear from entrepreneurs and learn about new programs such as technology commercialization and retail development that are designed to catalyze downtown and neighborhood business districts. Lunch will be available at TechTown’s own pop-up restaurant counter. The Wayne State Insiders includes alumni, friends, students, parents, faculty and staff who serve as informal ambassadors for Wayne State and our Midtown community. We welcome anyone excited about the positive impact of WSU and Detroit’s urban renewal. The more we learn, the more we can share and the greater our collective impact can be.
Detroit Dialogue: Education
February 4 2015 at 12:00 PM
Traffic Jam & Snug
Detroit Orientation Insitutute's Detroit Dialogue: Education Join us for our first Detroit Orientation Institute event of 2015! This two-hour conversation over a meal will focus on the state of education in Detroit. The Detroit Orientation Institute engages business, community, media, nonprofit, political, civic and student leaders in immersive events that illuminate Detroit and foster connections. 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, February 4, 2015 from 12:00pm-2:00pm Location: Traffic Jam, 511 W. Canfield, Detroit  Cost: $25 (lunch included) Participants will be joined by special guests, Sharlonda Buckman (Detroit Parent Network), Chastity Pratt Dawsey (Bridge Magazine), and Armen Hratchian (Excellent Schools Detroit). The conversation will be facilitated by Graig Donnelly (Detroit Revitalization Fellows, Wayne State University). Space is limited to 15 people. RSVP here.  
M-1 Rail Community Project Update Meeting
February 7 2015 at 10:00 AM
Metropolitan United Methodist Church
As M-1 RAIL moves forward with construction in 2015, these meetings will cover a number oftopics vital to everyone who lives, works or plays along the corridor including: Anticipated 2015 Construction Timeline Maintenance of Traffic Plans Business Support Programs Parking is available at each location and light refreshments will be served. There will also besign language interoperation services available for community members who are Deaf orHard of Hearing. For more information contact M-1 RAIL Community Relations Coordinator,Domeda Duncan at info@m1rail.org or 313.528.3044.
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Detroit, MI 48202
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