Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor has it all: the University of Michigan, great shopping, bars and restaurants and amazing concert venues. It also has a vitality that few college towns across the country can boast. It's the kind of city that draws in undergrads and then keeps them for good.

Toss a rock into the air and it'd be hard not to hit a cafe, bistro, or high-tech startup. From its ever-thriving summer Art Fair to its venerable Film Festival, the city consistently tops national quality of life surveys --Forbes, Money/CNN, Sperlings, the list goes on and on. Its school system is first rate, green spaces dominate the landscape and nearly 70% of the population holds a college degree. This small but mighty city is Michigan's leader in innovation.

Feature Story Arcade Barbers owner Tiffany Lakes-Royal.
Feature Story Jason Gibner and Jeremy Wheeler show off The Bang!'s hi-tech turntables.
Innovation News Lucky Monkey tattoo artist Carrie Metz-Caporusso, who is spearheading the event.

Local tattoo parlors offer special tattoo to fight homelessness


Innovation News Mi Padrino in use.
Innovation News Elizabeth Terrel hosts a gender expression workshop.

Ann Arbor YMCA offers gender expression workshop series


Innovation News A presentation during Michigan Libraries for Life.
Innovation News Summer19's end-of-year celebration.

Youth summer employment program completes fourth season with record participation


Innovation News Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
Feature Story MiCareerQuest Southeast 2018.

MiCareerQuest offers students interactive experience with over 1,000 employers


Feature Story Gary Horton in front of his mural at Go! Ice Cream in Ypsilanti.

The stories behind the scenes of three new Washtenaw County murals


Innovation News Saharsh Hajela.
Innovation News A Free College Day attendee talks with WCC Surgical Technology program director Elizabeth Connors at the fall 2018 event.

WCC's Free College Day offers free classes for community


Innovation News Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living logo.

Business incubator for women of color expands, welcomes second cohort


Feature Story Ann Arbor Stories Podcast host Richard Retyi.

Washtenaw County podcasts you need to be listening to now


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