The New Economy Initiative is pleased to announce the return of its High Growth Happy Hour events series in 2018. The spring series will feature talks from established local entrepreneurs about the challenges and opportunities of launching and growing businesses in southeast Michigan. Each talk will be followed by informal networking over drinks.


February 27 – A Stake in Our City: Black-Owned Businesses and Detroit’s Building Boom – RSVP here

March – Local Flavor: Homegrown Food Brands Taking the Region and Country by Storm – RSVP here

April – Amateur Hour: How to Build a Community-Minded Pro Sports Team from the Ground Up – RSVP here

June – Starting Strong: Growing a User Base from Scratch – RSVP here