Street Beat: Detroit's Comeback
This week on Street Beat, host Amyre Makupson talks to organizations involved in rebuilding and reenergizing Detroit. First, Sammie Lukaskiewicz, Deputy Director, Marketing and Strategy for Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development, discusses new job training programs. 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. Next, Anika Goss-Foster, Executive Director of Detroit Future City, talks about the impact they’re having on Detroit. 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.