Brookings Institution http://michiganradio.org en Detroit joins national "innovation districts" initiative http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-joins-national-innovation-districts-initiative <p>Detroit is now home to a designated “innovation district.”</p><p>Mayor Mike Duggan and other officials announced Thursday that Detroit was joining the Brookings Institution national initiative to recharge metropolitan economies.</p><p>Backers say those districts are a way to “supercharge the innovation economy.”</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dB7CAoukKi8</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 04:02:47 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 17987 at http://michiganradio.org What does bankruptcy mean for Detroiters? http://michiganradio.org/post/what-does-bankruptcy-mean-detroiters <p>Detroit's bankruptcy filing has raised a lot of questions, especially for people who live in the city. It's unlikely the day-to-day lives of Detroiters will change very much under a bankruptcy.</p><p>Lyke Thompson is the director of Wayne State University's Center for Urban Studies. He says Detroit's city services are already pretty bad, and that there will be few immediate differences for city residents, but things could get worse before they improve.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 20:02:09 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13616 at http://michiganradio.org What does bankruptcy mean for Detroiters? Metro Detroit continues relatively strong economic recovery http://michiganradio.org/post/metro-detroit-continues-relatively-strong-economic-recovery <p>New data from the Brookings Institution shows a relatively strong economic recovery going on in Metro Detroit.</p><p>The Brookings Institution’s MetroMonitor report has been watching how the country’s 100 largest metro areas recover from the Great Recession.</p><p>Metro Detroit has p<a href="http://www.brookings.edu/research/interactives/metromonitor#M19820-this-qtr-employment-mv">osted one of the strongest recoveries</a>—in part because the area slid into an earlier and deeper recession than most places around the country.</p> Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:37:44 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 10576 at http://michiganradio.org Metro Detroit continues relatively strong economic recovery