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Make/Shift Detroit moves into Corktown

There is a lot of talk about ‘brain drain’ and smart, young people leaving Detroit and Michigan. Today, I want to introduce you to four people who just moved to Detroit, their excitement and energy is contagious.

The Make/Shift Detroit Project combines the love of a city with entrepreneurship and giving back to the community.

From their blog:

What if we took four like-minded people, put them in the city they love, and see what happens to their lives, their businesses, and their community over the course of a year?

Meet the people:

I first met Sabrina Fitzwilliams and Mike Holtzman when Banksy was tagging Detroit. They are the two faces behind the BareBones Detroit camera lens.

Cory Coffey recently moved to Detroit from California. She’s a BMX’er who has won world championships and was the first female to do a backflip on a bike.

Kimo Frederiksen is a personal trainer from Howell, Michigan. He’s moving his business, True Body Fitness, down to Corktown.

They have moved into the historic Dime Savings Bank in Corktown and, along with their creative director Stephen McGee, will be documenting their year. Follow them on their blog and check out the first installment of the 12 part series:

The MakeShift Detroit from Stephen McGee on Vimeo.


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Reader Comments (1)

Love, love, love this video. Thanks for sharing this Becks. I moved to metro Detroit 10 years ago with one purpose in mind. Move to Detroit. Kids, family, circumstances have all played factor into why it hasn't happened yet, but it's great to see others making that move.

The D needs people like this. Champions. Who no matter what blaze a path that so many others are afraid to travel.

Keep up the good work Becks. You're always on top of it.

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBilly

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