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Live.Work.Detroit. offers one-day immersion in Detroit for college students, recent grads

Monday, March 24, 2014

Kathy Fagan

Lansing, Mich. — The Michigan Economic Development Corporation invites college students and recent graduates from around Michigan and beyond to Live.Work.Detroit., a career event taking place Friday, March 28 from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at the Garden Theater in Detroit.

“Detroit is buzzing with new energy that is creating a dynamic, vibrant place to showcase to young adults with entrepreneurial spirit,” said MEDC President and CEO Michael A. Finney. “Detroit is making global headlines for its amazing transformation by attracting new businesses, visitors and young professionals, and we encourage college students to take a close look at all the city has to offer.”

Live.Work.Detroit. is an MEDC initiative designed to connect Michigan’s college graduates to Detroit job opportunities and promote the city of Detroit as a preferred post-graduation talent destination. Since 2011, more than 3,000 college students from universities and colleges across Michigan and surrounding states have participated in 18 LiveWorkDetroit! events.

The March 28 event is being co-hosted by D:hive and MEDC. Participating students will have the opportunity to network with a wide range of Detroit employers including Detroit Medical Center, Playworks, Quicken Loans, American Axle, and Shinola, among others. The event will include keynote speaker Marlowe Stoudamire from the Skillman Foundation, a panel discussion with some of Detroit’s young leaders from Detroit Young Professionals, Challenge Detroit and ChalkFly, networking, and a tour of some of the exciting small businesses, restaurants, museums, and affordable places to live.

Registration is required; cost is $15. The registration fee covers all activities including transportation, dinner and the tour of the city. Register at http://lwdmarch28registration.eventbrite.com/.

“Bottom line when people ask me Why Detroit? The answer is because Detroit is big enough to matter in the world but small enough where you can matter in it,” said Jeanette Pierce, director of community relations at D:hive and a Detroit native.

For questions or media inquiries regarding Live.Work.Detroit., contact Jeanette at 313.962.4590 or jeanette@dhivedetroit.org.

Pure Michigan is a brand representing business, talent and tourism initiatives across Michigan. These efforts are driven by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, which serves as the state’s marketing arm and lead advocate for business growth, jobs and opportunity with a focus on helping grow Michigan’s economy.

For more on the MEDC and its initiatives, visit michiganbusiness.org. For Michigan travel news, updates and information, visit michigan.org.

D:hive is designed to welcome new recruits and assist existing innovators in the city, in order to grow and keep more talent in Detroit. Its storefront Welcome Center provides individuals with information, connections and key tools they need to live, work and engage in the city. D:hive is located in the heart of downtown Detroit, at 1253 Woodward Avenue. D:hive is a project of the Downtown Detroit Partnership, with support from the Hudson-Webber Foundation, Quicken Loans/Rock Ventures, Model D Media, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation and others.

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