Recognizing the innovations of Detroit residents through storytelling

The New Economy Initiative and Issue Media Group (publisher of Model D) convene a group of community leaders and resident innovators on a quarterly basis to hear from them about people and projects who are making change in their communities. After these meetings, reporters from Issue Media Group follow the leads and write stories about resident-led innovation in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park. Those stories are published on Model D, then collected here on

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