Rebirth
Recharge
Reconnect
Redesign
Reimagine
Reinvest
Renew
Rethink
Revitalize
The Detroit Homecoming took place Sept. 17-19, bringing more than 150 expats back to Detroit to reconnect and reinvest. Crain's provided live coverage throughout the week.

About Detroit Homecoming

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Crain's Coverage

Mary Kramer

Publisher's note: Make no mistake, there's a vibe about Detroit

 Mary Kramer Make no mistake, there is a big bet on Detroit. In this special annual Detroit-focused supplement, we outline just a few.
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Ideal Group CEO hires gang members: Here's why

 Frank Venegas Jr. and Gwen Butler, president of Capri Capital, participate in a panel on diversity on Friday morning at Detroit Homecoming. (Aaron Eckels/Crain's Detroit Business) Frank Venegas Jr. had a bold, unconventional idea in 1979 when he founded Detroit-based Ideal Group.
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Old school meets new at Detroit Homecoming pitch event

 Sam Valenti III moderated a pitch contest Friday at the Detroit Homecoming at the College for Creative Studies. (Aaron Eckels for Crain's Detroit Business) Old school met new school Friday morning at the pitch contest that was held at the College for Creative Studies in Midtown on Day 3 of the first Detroit Homecoming even put on by Crain’s Detroit Business.

Mass transit, land use, entrepreneurs support key to Detroit revival, Kresge exec says

 Rip Rapson, president of Kresge Foundation, told Detroit Homecoming attendees that Kresge has “deep roots in Detroit going back 90 years." (Aaron Eckels for Crain's Detroit Business) In a Detroit Homecoming presentation this morning, Kresge Foundation President Rip Rapson focused on three of the foundation's priorities in Detroit: public transit, spurring an entrepreneurial economy and land use.

'What do you believe in?' Expats wrap up Detroit Homecoming with advice for moving forward

 Expat Julia Farber, co-founder of Detroit XPAC, writes down her idea for taking things forward after Detroit Homecoming. (Aaron Eckels for Crain's Detroit Business) Former Detroiters come home - and offer suggestions for moving Detroit forward.

Other Coverage

Ex-pat Sara Jane Boyers calls her 4-part 'September in Detroit' series a 'musing' on her birth city

"September in Detroit" is a multi-part post, part of the continuing series of musings on Detroit from ex-pat Sara Jane Boyers in her blog Detroit Definition. Boyers says the series includes her own experience in Detroit, combined with others' tales. 

Wall Street Journal: Detroit hails signs of progress as expats meet for 'Homecoming'

Detroit sought to show off its nascent economic recovery in a splashy "homecoming" event this week, even as the city lumbers through a massive municipal restructuring effort in federal bankruptcy court.

Detroit Free Press: Berry Gordy accepts inaugural Detroit Legend award

After two days of focus on jobs, investment and economic development, Detroit Homecoming kicked back for a nod to the city's musical legacy. Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr. was honored Thursday night with the event's inaugural Detroit Legend award.

Detroit News: Business community 'impressed' by Detroit

Who says Chapter 9 bankruptcy is a municipal death sentence? Not 64 small business owners who graduated Thursday from the Goldman Sachs-backed 10,000 Small Businesses program and not legendary investor Warren Buffett, who punctuated his customary mix of self-deprecation and financial advice with the observation that Detroit possesses the building blocks for meaningful investment and a credible turnaround.

Detroit Free Press: Warren Buffett: 'We would buy a company in Detroit'

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett signaled plans to consider investments in Detroit, praised the General Motors CEO and said the city's historic bankruptcy is a good thing.

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