DXF Update

Detroit Experience Factory (DXF) is a nonprofit that has taken 100,000 people on experiential tours of Detroit since we began in 2006. 70% of those tour attendees are locals because our focus has always been on residents learning more about the neighborhoods, small businesses and community assets in their own backyard. Though Detroit Experience Factory is mostly known for its custom tours, they are only part of our work. The other part of DXF includes the services that don’t bring in revenue including pop up welcome centers at events around the city, free walking tours, creation of maps, checklists and other city resources and overall being a megaphone for the great people, places and projects in Detroit.

As you may have heard the Welcome Center will be closing at the end of March due to lack of funding. DXF brings in revenue through our custom tours, which will continue no matter what however, our community-focused programs are designed to be a public service to the people and businesses of metro Detroit and as such are supported through fundraising efforts. In response to requests from our community DXF has launched a crowdfunding campaign that, though not intended to save the Welcome Center, will allow us to continue the other work we do including pop up welcome centers at events around the city, free walking tours, creation of maps, checklists and other city resources and overall being a megaphone for the great people, places and projects in Detroit.

As city of Detroit residents, our work is not just a job, it’s part of our lives. We value the positive impact we are able to have in our community and hope to be able to continue that work for many years to come


How you can support DXF:

Book a Custom Tour

for your co-workers, friends or family

Join us on one of our public tours

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Sponsor DXF's Spring Soirée

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Support DXF

Detroit Wants You - March 2018

"Detroit Wants You" is our way to share great job opportunities, news, and events with you. We feature positions from a variety of industries that require different skill-sets and backgrounds, so there's a little something for everybody. This insider resource posted monthly and includes some of the latest job openings around the city! 


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Detroit Wants You - February 2018

"Detroit Wants You" is our way to share great job opportunities, news, and events with you. We feature positions from a variety of industries that require different skill-sets and backgrounds, so there's a little something for everybody. This insider resource posted monthly and includes some of the latest job openings around the city! 


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The Detroit Experience Factory Guide to the 2018 North American International Auto Show

NAIAS 2018

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It's that time of the year again, the North American International Auto Show(NAIAS) is back for 2018! Cobo Center is once again filled with the best the automotive world has to offer. Whether you visit the show annually, or will be attending for the first time this year, we've put together a handy guide to help make the best out of your auto show experience in the Motor City!


The Cars

The 2018 edition of the auto show has been full of notable new car introductions. We've listed some of them below. Check out our gallery as well for a taste of what you can expect during your visit to the show!

  • 2019 Mercedes G-Class
  • 2019 Dodge Ram
  • 2019 Chevrolet Silverado
  • 2019 Ford Ranger
  • 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt GT
  • 2018 Jeep Wrangler

Getting Around

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While we are the Motor City, there are plenty of other ways to get around Downtown Detroit during your visit to the show.

The following services are all easily accessible from the immediate area near Cobo:


Shopping

Looking to do some shopping, or pick-up some local souvenirs while here for the show? Good news, there are plenty of options located nearby!

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Essentials

From cell phone chargers to cough medicine, we often find ourselves needing some of these essentials and when we do, we need them quick. Below is a list of some nearby stores to help you out no matter what situation you're in.


Food

Restaurants

We've put together a handy document containing the names and addresses of some great nearby downtown restaurants, bars & cafe's, as well as a selection outside of the greater downtown area.

Click here

View our full Downtown Bars, Restaurants & Cafe checklists here.

View our full Neighborhoods Bars, Restaurants & Cafe checklists here.

Grocers

 

    Detroit Wants You - January 2018

    "Detroit Wants You" is our way to share great job opportunities, news, and events with you. We feature positions from a variety of industries that require different skill-sets and backgrounds, so there's a little something for everybody. This insider resource posted monthly and includes some of the latest job openings around the city! 


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    Detroit Wants You - December 2017

    "Detroit Wants You" is our way to share great job opportunities, news, and events with you. We feature positions from a variety of industries that require different skill-sets and backgrounds, so there's a little something for everybody. This insider resource posted monthly and includes some of the latest job openings around the city! 


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    Detroit Wants You - November 2017

    "Detroit Wants You" is our way to share great job opportunities, news, and events with you. We feature positions from a variety of industries that require different skill-sets and backgrounds, so there's a little something for everybody. This insider resource posted monthly and includes some of the latest job openings around the city! 


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    Detroit Wants You - October 2017

    "Detroit Wants You" is our way to share great job opportunities, news, and events with you. We feature positions from a variety of industries that require different skill-sets and backgrounds, so there's a little something for everybody. This insider resource posted monthly and includes some of the latest job openings around the city! 


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    Detroit Wants You - September 2017

    "Detroit Wants You" is our way to share great job opportunities, news, and events with you. We feature positions from a variety of industries that require different skill-sets and backgrounds, so there's a little something for everybody. This insider resource posted monthly and includes some of the latest job openings around the city! 


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    Detroit Wants You - August 2017

    "Detroit Wants You" is our way to share great job opportunities, news, and events with you. We feature positions from a variety of industries that require different skill-sets and backgrounds, so there's a little something for everybody. This insider resource posted monthly and includes some of the latest job openings around the city! 


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    DXF Challenge Featured in Detroit News Culinary Calendar

    July 26, 2017 - The Detroit News

    Culinary Calendar: Cookbooks, Food Fets, Pop-ups, More

    DXF Challenge in Detroit: The Detroit Experience Factory is challenging folks to visit as many of the city’s 694 bars and restaurants as they can. Kicks off Tuesday and and runs through Oct. 31. Register and get a list at detroitexperiencefactory.org/challenge.

    Source: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/entertain...

    Detroit Experience Factory To Kick Off 4th Annual DXF Challenge, Encouraging Patronage Of Small Businesses

    July 21, 2017 - Detroit Regional Chamber

    Detroit Experience Factory to Kick Off 4th Annual DXF Challenge, Encouraging Patronage of Small Businesses

    The Detroit Experience Factory (DXF) wants to give you new dinner plans. On August 1, DXF is launching the fourth annual DXF Challenge to inspire locals and visitors alike to experience some of the 694 bars, restaurants and cafes fro DXF’s Bar & Restaurant Checklist. Over the course of three months, participants will compete to win prizes while visiting some of these Detroit culinary destinations.

    DXF will be hosting a Detroit birthday party at their 123 Monroe St. Welcome Center on Monday, July 24 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m., in honor of the city’s 316th anniversary – this will also serve as the DXF Challenge launch event. Tania Mackey, a past Challenge grand prize winner, visited 210 bars and restaurants on the checklists during the 90-day timeframe. “It was great to learn about so many small businesses that you wouldn’t really know about unless you take the time to explore. I took my son almost everywhere with me – it can be really kid friendly,” Mackey said. “I’m a lifelong Detroiter but there’s a lot of places I’ve never been. This was a great opportunity to explore home.”

    The DXF Challenge is simple: the individual who visits the most places between August 1 and October 31, 2017 will win the Ultimate Detroit Experience Package, valued at over $1,000. Random winners will also be selected for prizes throughout the Challenge – even a participant who visits one destination can be a winner. Participants just have to post a photo on Instagram of themselves and their purchase and include the hashtag, #DXFChallenge. For more details and registration, visit ww.detroitexperiencefactory.org/challeng.

    To help people learn about spots they might not already be familiar with across the city, DXF has expanded their summer tour schedule to offer 26 different tours including free neighborhood walking tours, monthly bar tours and more. See the full list of tours at www.detroitexperiencefactory.org/tours.

    As an affiliate of the Downtown Detroit Partnership, the Detroit Experience Factory uses interactive experiences and innovative resources to help newcomers and locals get more connected to the people, places and projects in Detroit. It operates Detroit’s community based Welcome Center at 123 Monroe and has taken over 90,000 people on tours since it started in 2006. The Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) is a nonprofit that strengthens and supports Downtown Detroit through strategic initiatives and programs. DDP convenes business, philanthropic and government partners to create a vibrant, resilient urban core for Detroit and the surrounding community.

    Source: http://www.detroitchamber.com/detroit-expe...