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Dec 28, 2017

As we wrap up 2017, how is Metro Detroit really doing? 

That's a question that we dive into today on the podcast. Sven Gustafson interviews two people from the Detroit Regional Chamber to talk about, from a data perspective, how metro Detroit is doing.

Justin Robinson, the Vice President of Business Attraction for the Chamber and Angela Ladetto, Director of Business Research share key highlights - the great, the good, and the challenges metro Detroit faces that are in the State of the Region report.

You can download the entire report here for yourself: http://www.detroitchamber.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2017-18-State-of-the-Region-1.pdf

 

Dec 19, 2017

One of the people at the center of Detroit's building boomlet is Todd Sachse, the CEO and Founder of Sachse Construction.

You probably have seen their banners on various projects around town, but today on the Daily Detroit Happy Hour, Sven Gustafson dives in with Todd on some very interesting topics around Detroit's comeback.

  • Detroit's construction "boom" still lags other cities around activity - our "boom" is much less than most other cities "normal" activity
  • How we're out of buildings to even keep the pace of development we have now
  • Each hotel room built creates 2.5 permanent jobs
  • How Detroit will develop in a "T" as well as some "pods" around town
  • The importance of sticking by employees in a recession so that when you come out of it, you're ready as a company

He's someone who's running one of the companies at the center of it all, so if you're interested in Detroit's turnaround, have a listen.

Dec 6, 2017

For today's episode, Sven Gustafson sits down with Amanda Lewan, who, along with the organization she leads, Bamboo Detroit, is part of flipping the script when it comes to entrepreneurship and startups in Detroit.

Bamboo Detroit is a co-working and business development space in downtown Detroit that started in 2013. Now in a larger home on Washington Boulevard (and having added an additional floor of private offices) they recently released a report about their economic impact. It also included some interesting details about women-owned and businesses owned by people of color. 

It's a wide-ranging conversation with someone making something happen in Detroit. 

Disclosure, in the past Bamboo Detroit has been a sponsor of the show, but did not sponsor this episode. 

Thanks to our network, Podcast Detroit: http://www.podcastdetroit.com

 

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