John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press

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Recent articles by John:

With $10M gift, Wilson Foundation hopes to boost Detroit recovery in neighborhoods

The Detroit Strategic Neighborhood Fund hopes to spread economic development to districts in the city by promoting new retail, job growth and housing. → Read More

DTE to implode Conners Creek plant in Detroit, clearing land for FCA Jeep project

The implosion of the defunct power plant will take place at 9 a.m. Friday, DTE said. → Read More

Mountain of data gauging Detroit's progress is open to interpretation. Here's what to believe.

The 11-county southeast Michigan region is either doing great or doing poorly depending on which facts one chooses to grab. → Read More

Detroit's bankruptcy left lives of ordinary residents untouched, author says

Author Jodie Adams Kirshner says bankruptcy left important parts of Detroit untouched — the ordinary residents mired in poverty and joblessness. → Read More

A new report about metro Detroit is out. Here are 3 takeaways

While regional graduation have been trending upward, rates from Detroit students have fallen, the Detroit Regional Chamber says. → Read More

Detroit Land Bank admits faults, carries on amid complaints it moves too slowly

In all, the Detroit Land Bank has sold almost 22,000 properties — homes that it auctioned, other structures, the side lots, and more. → Read More

Turin, Italy, an inspiration for Detroit's recovery, facing new setbacks

Detroit looked to Turin, Italy, for inspiration when plotting its comeback after decades of decline. Turin now faces setbacks. Could Detroit, too? → Read More

Global advertising, public relations powerhouse to move into vacant Detroit building

WPP is leasing 150,000 square feet covering nine floors of the historic structure located at 243 West Congress Street. → Read More

Sending bulldozers into Detroit's neighborhoods isn't enough to solve blight problem

Demolition is no magic bullet. By itself, it doesn't do anything to spur new investment in a city so beset with poverty and joblessness. → Read More

6 major Detroit projects are coming sooner than you think

Collectively, these six projects that will change Detroit's image represent billions in new investment and many thousands of jobs. → Read More

Detroit entrepreneurs get new story-telling campaign to celebrate, inspire

The New Economic Initiative is launching 'In Good Company Detroit,' a storytelling campaign and platform launching to celebrate entrepreneurs. → Read More

Things are still raw inside Michigan Central Station — but progress is happening

Ford's work on the long derelict Detroit train station is becoming the city's premier revitalization project. → Read More

Detroit's Midtown district spreads west with new project farther from Woodward

Mayor Mike Duggan and developer Mario Procida broke ground Friday on Midtown West, a multi-part project near the Lodge Freeway. → Read More

Where's the best place to talk about the future of work? Turns out it's Detroit

The Fulcrum conference is coming to Detroit instead of San Francisco or Boston because people here are already dealing with big shifts in how we work. → Read More

Shinola CEO Tom Lewand leaving company by end of year

Lewand has been with the watch and luxury goods maker since June 2016. He previously served as team president of the Detroit Lions. → Read More

Detroit's reputation is rising, but recovery still has a long way to go

The 2019 Detroit Reinvestment Index shows that city residents, suburbanites, and national business leaders all reported confidence in the city. → Read More

Can Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's OT plan help workers?

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last week proposed a change in state rules making more salaried workers eligible for overtime pay. → Read More

New U-M innovation center promises a lot. Can it deliver it all?

The new U-M Detroit Center for Innovation will create a mini-campus for about 1,000 grad students working in tech fields. How will that help Detroit? → Read More

Social media is arguing about how much vacant land is in Detroit — and the number matters

Estimates of Detroit's vacant land range from a low of 24 square miles to a high of 40 square miles of abandoned land in the 139-square-mile city. → Read More

Forbes 30 Under 30 summit to bring treasure trove of celebrities to Detroit

Beginning Sunday, the annual event runs through Wednesday and is being held for the first time in Detroit, where it will return the next two years. → Read More