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 Shonda Hamilton.
Innovation News A student at the Early College Alliance at EMU works on his computer.

Washtenaw ISD offers digital portfolios for students through new partnership


Feature Story The future home of Ozone House in Ypsilanti.
Innovation News Voxel51's staff.
Innovation News A new produce display at Active Faith's food pantry in South Lyon, funded by a county grant.
Feature Story Ben Schein speaks at A2.AI.
Innovation News Ahead of the Curve logo.
Innovation News At the town hall, Ypsilanti resident DeAnna Williams will share her personal experience with a car loan that had severe terms and conditions.
Feature Story An employee prepares to load an order into the REV-1 at Miss Kim.
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.
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