NEI recently announced the small business winners of the $100K Challenge for the first-ever NEIdeas: Rewarding Ideas for Business GrowthJ & G Pallets and Trucking in Detroit and Sherwood Prototype in Highland Park each received $100,000 awards to grow their businesses. NEI has awarded more than $500,000 to 36 existing small businesses through the inaugural NEIdeas Challenge launched in May 2014.


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The Detroit News: Detroit 2.0 embraces entrepreneurial roots

Daniel Howes, The Detroit News  February 12, 2015 Mayor Mike Duggan is charting a path for the city's post-bankruptcy recovery marked by something this city hasn't celebrated in a long time: entrepreneurship. "I'm not talking about giving anything to anyone," the mayor said in his State of the City address Tuesday, anticipating possible criticism from the right and the left. "You want the jobs, you're going to have to work for... More...

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2015 Detroit Policy Conference

Feb 26, 2015 , 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

For the first time in decades, Detroit has a sustainable path forward. But as the attention brought by bankruptcy will fade, the momentum will be... Learn More...