Detroit: America’s Tech Hub Since 1903

Sync Magazine: December 19, 2016

“There’s a really strong creator culture here and right now you just see it exploding. We’re seeing a lot of companies come here, new startups and innovative people moving here because of that environment for them to thrive and grow. You can’t find parking. The demand for spaces to live is off the charts. The number of restaurants is growing, the music scene continues to grow, the arts scene continues to grow.”

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Michigan’s Growing Startup Culture and Venture Capital Activity on the Rise

All businesses had to start somewhere. For some entrepreneurs, those first ideas were last-minute light bulbs that went off in their heads and came to life on bar napkins, the backs of hands or in a dream. No matter how the idea came to fruition, it more than likely required investments for those businesses to sprout from risky ideas to established companies.

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Congress Passes the Water Resources Development Act in its Final Vote of the Year

Before the 114th Congress adjourned on Friday, Dec. 9, the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 was passed. The legislation was highly supported by the Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition (GLMCC), in which the Detroit Regional Chamber is a member and Brad Williams, vice president of government relations for the Chamber also serves as the executive director.

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