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VIDEO: Thirty established Detroit businesses win $10K each for their ideas for growth

Last month, the New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan (NEI) did something unusual for a philanthropic organization: it recongized the contributions small businesses make to Detroit neighborhoods by granting them money directly for their ideas for growth. 

NEIdeas: Rewarding Ideas for Business Growth launched in May by asking existing businesses (those that are at least three years old, i.e. non-startups) in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park a simple question: "What's your best idea for growth?" Nearly 600 loval businesses applied, of which thirty were selected by a jury to receive $10,000 each. Meet the winners in this video by Detroit Lives!

Click here for the full list of NEIdeas $10k Challenge winners.

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Plymouth's Main Street is a charming shopping district and its housing stock is top-notch. Its old-fashioned single-screen movie theater, the Penn, faces its bucolic town square. And it is conveniently located mid-way between Detroit and Ann Arbor.

Lifestyle Guides

Getting Around

Detroiters biking to work
Whether by planes, trains, or automobiles, metro Detroit gets around. Hop on a bus, take the train, park your car, or ride your bike and enjoy. 
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Urbane Lofts
From stylish, modern new lofts in renovated high-rises to sprawling historic old mansions and 19th-century row houses, metro Detroit's housing stock is as diverse as its population. For those looking to buy, trulia.com and zillow.com are good places to start. For renters, start with this list of rental properties below. 
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Wolcott Mill
Metro Detroit is full of beautiful parks with plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. From waterfront parkland to serene wooded areas, metro Detroit is full of natural beauty to explore through hiking, biking, and a variety of other outdoor activities.
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ArtRoad, Edison Elementary
Volunteering is a great way to become more actively involved in your community and to meet new people with the same interests as you. Volunteer opportunities at metro Detroit organizations run the full gamut from arts and outdoor recreation to philanthropy and youth mentoring. Take a look at some of these community groups and nonprofit organizations listed below to see which might be the best fit for you.
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Rust Belt Market
In metro Detroit you will find a surprising number of independently-owned clothing boutiques, record shops, sneaker stores, rare book stores, home goods stores, and stores of eccentricity. Below are some of the highlights of metro Detroit's most retail-rich neighborhoods. 
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Sports and Entertainment

The Crofoot
Whether you want to be more artsy or more fartsy, there's something for everyone to do in metro Detroit! 
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