Street Beat: Detroit’s Comeback

This week on Street Beat, host Amyre Makupson talks to organizations involved in rebuilding and reenergizing Detroit.

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Sammie Lukaskiewicz (credit: Alexis Tesner/CW50)

First, Sammie Lukaskiewicz, Deputy Director, Marketing and Strategy for Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development, discusses new job training programs.

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Mike Rafferty and Mikiah Westbrooks (credit: Alexis Tesner/CW50)

Then, Mike Rafferty, vice president of small-business development for Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) and Mikiah Westbrook, owner of Brix, a small business that was funded by the Motor City Match program, explain how the Motor City Match program works.

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Anika Gross Foster (credit: Alexis Tesner/CW50)

Next, Anika Goss-Foster, Executive Director of Detroit Future City, talks about the impact they’re having on Detroit.

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Michael O’Callaghan (credit: Alexis Tesner/CW50)

Finally, Michael O’Callaghan, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Detroit Metro Conventions and Visitor Bureau, discusses the increase in tourism to the city.

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