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Sunday, August 14, 2011 at 11:30am

This week on Street Beat Host Syma Chowdhry and the community correspondents look at organizations trying to energize Michigan’s economy and improve the employment picture. 

First Syma finds out about NAACP Job Fair on Aug 19 as well as the other economic workshops for the tenth annual NAACP Freedom Weekend from Donnell R. White — Interim Executive Director of the Detroit Branch NAACP and the Rev. Wendell Anthony of Freedom Institute.

Then Community Correspondent Ann Marie LaFlamme gets information on the HATCH Detroit program that will present a financial award to companies with the best plan to revitalize Detroit from the program’s creators: Nick Gorda and Tom Balowski.

Next, Community Correspondent Cindy Kainz learns about Automation Alley and what they are doing to aid technology-based companies in Southeast Michigan from Tom Anderson, Director of Entrepreneurism for Automation Alley.

Finally, Syma talks with Ken Agacinski about the MORE Program (Matching Opportunities and Resources for Entrepreneurs Program), a U.S. Department of Labor funded 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and a special web-based tool called InsYght that matches Michigan entrepreneurs with the business-building resources that they urgently need.  or

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