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Detroit is a team sport

Seven years ago, Downtown Detroit Partnership Board Member Bill Ford Jr., president and CEO of Ford Motor Company, took a leap and opened the doors to Michigan Central for a Detroit Homecoming dinner. At the . . .

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Planning Ahead: Let’s Make Sure We Get I-375 Right

By: Eric B. Larson, CEO, Downtown Detroit Partnership A few months ago, the Downtown Detroit Partnership received funding from the Kresge Foundation to conduct a deep dive into the I-375 . . .

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The Story of the NFL Draft in Detroit

We now know the Draft in Detroit was a huge success. We shattered the attendance record. Many are predicting we will shatter the economic impact of previous drafts. The OnePass . . .

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DDP in 2024: The First 100 Days

I know we generally reserve this type of retrospective for elected leaders, particularly first-timers, but since January 1, within the Downtown Detroit Partnership, there has been a whirlwind of activity nothing short of astounding. The . . .

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Welcome to Detroit: City of Grit

Anyone with a stake in Detroit has just one thing to say to our Detroit Lions: “Thank you.” Thank you for giving us hope and bringing us together as only . . .

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DDP’s Year in Review

Welcome to Downtown Detroit, one of the country’s most talked about and evolving Downtowns in the country. Downtown Detroit is seeing record numbers in developments, visitors, events, and media attention, and the Downtown Detroit Partnership . . .

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