Even though many of our faculty, staff and partners have lived in the region for some time, the tour introduced them to people, places and projects that were unknown to most and left them a with a renewed sense of excitement about Detroit.
— Ned Staebler, Vice President for Economic Development, Wayne State University


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Detroiters who know Detroit

At the Detroit Experience Factory we use interactive experiences and innovative resources to help newcomers and locals alike get more connected to the people, places and projects in Detroit. We operate Detroit’s community based Welcome Center and have taken over 70,000 people on experiential tours of Detroit since we opened in 2006.

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