covers innovation and has bureaus in Boston, San Diego, Seattle, and now Detroit. They're aiming to cover the innovative nature of this area. After all, we did give the world the car. So far they've done a few interesting pieces. Expecting good things from these nerds. JK Xconomy,
it's just a joke.
Excerpt from Xconomy.com
Welcome to Xconomy Detroit, a continuing chronicle of what this city
The word "Detroit" has always been immersed in meaning far beyond the
physical borders of this great and tragic city. At one time, there was
no need to define what one meant by the phrase "coming out of Detroit."
It was synonymous with the very best of American ingenuity and progress.
Time passes, and the D-word is almost an epithet.
Here's what I think: "Detroit" is a verb.
It is constantly in the process of doing, of becoming, of moving from
one state of being to another. This is true despite what you may hear
or read about Detroit's historic complacency as a one-industry town.
I have lived in Michigan most of my life. I know that Detroit is
always seeking to become—even within the confines of its now-maligned
"one industry." There is a great deal of "becoming" contained within the
knowledge, talent, creativity, and sheer willpower of the late, great
Even back in the mid-'80s, when I went to school at Wayne State
University in Detroit, there was talk of renaissance, a common buzzword
in Detroit. But it has taken just about my entire adult life for me to
actually see the seeds of true renaissance.
Read the entire article here
Another piece from Xconomy.com
about Detroit as America's laboratory of innovation is here
.Crain's Detroit Business
' write up here
And, for those journos out there, all three of you, here
's a piece from Poynter
's innovative journalism approach.