Pontiac

Franklin Historic District. Photo by Doug Coombe. Flagstar Strand Theatre. Photo by Doug Coombe. Alleycat Cafe. Photo by Doug Coombe.
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Pontiac at the tipping point of a new resurgence.

It's a city rich in history, coming up on its 200th anniversary as Michigan's first inland city. What started as a mill town evolved into a linchpin for General Motors, The city, now arising from emergency management, is reinventing itself for its next act.
 
Dedicated longtime residents and new neighbors are working together to make the city's comeback a reality. Downtown you'll find an emerging art, food and craft beer scene alongside new small businesses and mid-size tech companies setting up shop. 
 
In the neighborhoods, you'll find something for everyone; stately historic homes, affordable housing opportunities and solid neighborhoods with strong grassroots engagement.
 
Surrounded by some of Oakland County's wealthiest suburbs, it's a city in its own right, and one many are taking a chance on.
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Feature StoryKaren Buscemi, owner of Detroit Sewn
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Kids showcase creativity at Pontiac Business Fair


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My Pontiac Story: Singer-songwriter Melanie Rutherford


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Tech firms makes move from Birmingham to Pontiac


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My Pontiac Story: Tanesha Taylor of Quest Cheer & Dance


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My Pontiac Story: Amy McIntyre of City Girls Farm


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Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner on Pontiac's future


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Open City on the Ground: Building Pontiac Together