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‘Co-working spaces’ for entrepreneurs pop-up in Detroit

Jake L'Ecuyer admits he can't work from home or a coffee shop — too distracting and other times too sterile for the 25-year-old recruiter at Venture for America. That's why L'Ecuyer set up shop on the second floor of Grand Circus Detroit, one of several co-working spaces popping up across downtown Detroit and Midtown where fellow entrepreneurs rent office space by the day or month. Here the building provides tables, chairs, wifi... More...

NEI Stories

Michigan Women’s Foundation

Though its origins are traditional, Michigan Women’s Foundation has become anything but your... More...

WSU Office of Technology Commercialization

Not only is the Maccabees Building in Midtown home to one of the best views in Detroit, it also... More...


Urban Innovation Exchange

Sep 24, 2014 , 9:00 am - Sep 26, 2014 , 1:00 pm

Cities across the U.S. are reinventing themselves in creative new ways. Sometimes the smallest projects can have the greatest impact. This... Learn More...