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Talent Retention Program Live Work Detroit Tours City's Best Places to Live, Work and Play

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Bridget Beckman
517.241.9446

  

LANSING–Detroit is rolling out the welcome mat to college students, graduates and the media on March 25, 2011, with a full-day tour of the best places to live, work and play in the Motor City. Hosted by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Live Work Detroit  will showcase the center of high-tech startups, cutting-edge medical researchers, fashion trendsetters, unrivaled restaurants, world-renown museums and affordable places to live. A career networking reception will conclude the day with Detroit employers, community leaders and young professionals. Roundtrip transportation will be provided from East Lansing, Ann Arbor and Detroit.

Media: RSVP to Bridget Beckman beckmanb1@michigan.org or 517.335.4590. Registration fee waived for all credentialed media.

REGISTRATION FOR STUDENTS/NON-MEDIA

 

Register online by March 18, 2011 at www.michiganbusiness.org/Live-Work-Detroit . Registration fee is $10.00. Students should be prepared to upload their resume to register.

Contact: Stefanie Ridenour at TalentTeam@michigan.org 

TENTATIVE AGENDA

 7:30 a.m. / 8:30 a.m.    Depart East Lansing / Ann Arbor, respectively
10:00 a.m.  Arrive in detroit / Kick-off for Live Work Detroit 
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Midtown and Eastern Market (highlights: Willy's Overland Lofts, Good Girls Go to Paris Crepes, Tech Town) 
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.  Lunch and tour at the Detroit Institute of Arts
 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.  Downtown and Corktown (highlights: Guardian Building, Lofts at Merchant Row, Campus Martius, Slow's BBQ) 
 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Career Networking Reception at Compuware World Headquarters / Hard Rock Cafe (featuring a "Taste of Detroit") 
 8:00 p.m.  Depart Detroit for East Lansing and Ann Arbor

PARTICIPATING EMPLOYERS INCLUDE:

Compuware       Crain Communications
Quicken Loans     I Am Young Detroit
GalaxE.Solutions     MyInsuranceExpert.com
Marketing Associates     Honigman
Franco Public Relations     Berg Muirhead and Associates
Digitas    

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), a partnership between the state and local communities, promotes smart economic growth by developing strategies and providing services to create and retain good jobs and a high quality of life. For more information on the MEDC’s initiatives and programs, visit the website at www.MichiganBusiness.org.

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