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Data Driven Detroit (D3) provides accessible, high-quality information and analysis to drive decision-making that strengthens communities in Southeast Michigan.

It’s Why I Came to Detroit ….. and Now It’s Leaving!

I came to Detroit in 1975 to take on my first full-time job in the Census Bureau’s Detroit Regional Office. While I had worked a variety of jobs throughout an extended college and graduate school “career,” I realized that once I had burned out (by choice) on my dissertation and a potential academic career, a [Read on...]

Teen Employment is Critical for Future Success!

An analysis of newly-released Census Bureau data by the Employment Policies Institute (EPI) shows teen unemployment averaging above 25 percent in 25 states as of April 2011. When the analysis is broadened to include discouraged teens that have given up looking for work, the picture worsens across all states, with jobless rates averaging above 27 [Read on...]

We Must Make Redistricting More Transparent! Join the Conversation

Allow me to quote from the June 12, 2011 column by Stephen Henderson, Editorial Page Editor for the Free Press:

“Who will represent you in Congress, and in the state House and Senate, over the next decade? That’s none of your business. For now, at least. Committees in the Legislature are hard at work [Read on...]

Married Households No Longer Rule the Roost!

No blog about marriage can feature a more charismatic illustration that the newly married royals – unless it was that image of two young hippy-looking folks named Jody and Kurt, standing in front of the Cincinnati Zoo gorillas some 33 years ago. [that image is only available by special request.] While the new royals [Read on...]