Local elected officials of color on race and politics in the age of Trump, part 3

This concluding installment features a variety of local elected officials of color, ranging from Washtenaw County commissioner Alicia Ping to Detroit district court judge Larry Williams.  News from Concentrate  Read More →

Cosmetics company wins best business at Michigan Business Challenge

Sahi Cosmetics, which focuses on products for Arab, Latina, and Indian women with skin tones that can be difficult to find makeup for, took home a total award of $27,000. News from Concentrate  Read More →

Ann Arbor-to-Traverse rail feasibility study moves forward with funding

An advocacy group based in Traverse City is leading an initiative to bring back regular passenger train service between southeast and northwest Michigan, with a goal of having it operational by 2025. News from Concentrate  Read More →

The Backstory: How Ann Arbor’s libraries went public

Funded by private dues and donations, libraries arose in Ann Arbor almost as soon as the city was founded. But government-sponsored public libraries took more time, trial, and error to get going. News from Concentrate  Read More →

Ypsi software company moves to historic building, receives $10,000 grant to upgrade

White Pine Software Technologies will add fiber optic internet access to its new office space at 300 N. Huron, which is over 100 years old and once served as Ypsi's town hall. News from Concentrate  Read More →

Ypsi software company moves to historic building, receives $10,000 grant to upgrade

White Pine Software Technologies will add fiber optic internet access to its new office space at 300 N. Huron, which is over 100 years old and once served as Ypsi's town hall. News from Concentrate  Read More →

Ann Arbor software developer chooses new hires with AI Connect Four tournament

Seventeen aspiring developers were invited to compete in the 2017 Atomic Games in January, resulting in three new hires for Atomic Object's Ann Arbor office. News from Concentrate  Read More →

New Ann Arbor 2030 district will cut energy use in half for participating properties

Modeled after similar districts in cities including Seattle, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Austin, the 2030 District is a private-public partnership aimed at reducing energy and water use and vehicle emissions. News from Concentrate  Read More →

Beyond the high-rises: How development outside downtown is changing Ann Arbor

While the construction of new high-rises in downtown Ann Arbor captures many of the headlines, development outside of downtown is still playing a significant role in Ann Arbor's evolution. News from Concentrate  Read More →

Local elected officials of color on race and politics in the age of Trump, part 2

City council members of color from Ypsilanti, Detroit, and Pontiac weigh in on tackling a volatile political climate and how public perceptions have affected their careers. News from Concentrate  Read More →

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