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Ned Staebler of TechTown and Wayne State University on Challenges to Equitable Economic Growth

The president and CEO of TechTown Detroit and vice president for economic development at Wayne State University, Ned Staebler, talks with Jeff Sloan about the group’s pursuit of equitable growth, funding and access to opportunity for entrepreneurs. He shares success stories, but also explains the significant changes to communities that have to occur to draw...
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Inside Michigan Business: Quicken Loans IPO

On this episode, veteran journalists John Gallagher and Jack Lessenberry explore the Quicken Loans IPO with featured guests, discussing the basics of the IPO, what it means for Detroit and whether or not investment in Quicken stock will be prosperous. Tune in here! StartupNation · Inside Michigan Business - Quicken Loans IPO Related: Inside Michigan Business:...
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Inside Michigan Business: A Look at the Marijuana Industry

Through insightful conversations with Michigan’s business newsmakers and movers and shakers, host Jeff Sloan and guest hosts explore trending business topics impacting our state’s business community, economy and consumers. In this episode, veteran journalists John Gallagher and Jack Lessenberry explore one of Michigan's newest industries, the legal marijuana trade. Both medicinal and recreational pot shops have...
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Inside Michigan Business: Detroit Startup Week Edition

On this special Detroit Startup Week episode of Inside Michigan Business, veteran journalists Jack Lessenberry and John Gallagher interview Pam Lewis, director of the New Economy Initiative, and Amy Rencher, director of entrepreneurial services at TechTown, with guest cohost, Jeff Sloan. Tune in below... And watch the full interview here! Related: Inside Michigan Business: A...
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Inside Michigan Business: A Look at the Economy Post-Pandemic

This episode with veteran journalists John Gallagher and Jack Lessenberry provides a look at the economy after the pandemic featuring Charles Ballard and Dennis Archer Jr. Charles Ballard is a professor of economics and former department chair at Michigan State University. He has specialized in Michigan’s economy for many years, and is the author of...