About Us:

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

Meet The D3 Staff: Erica Raleigh & Melissa Smiley

This Q&A is the first in a series of profiles of Data Driven Detroit staff members.

As Data Driven Detroit continues to grow, Assistant Director of Projects, Erica Raleigh and Assistant Director of Operations, Melissa Smiley, continue to successfully guide our organization and provide support to D3′s Executive Director Kurt Metzger. Our transition to [Read on...]

Good News Keeps Coming: Metro Detroit’s Housing Value Recovery

by Kurt Metzger, Director

Metro Detroit’s home price recovery was extended to 15 straight months in September with another increase above the inflation rate, helping to lead a national housing recovery in a weak economy.

The Detroit area’s 7.6 percent price growth from September 2011 was the third highest in the nation behind Phoenix’s 20.4 [Read on...]

Good News on the Economic Front for Michigan

by Kurt Metzger, Director

Personal income rose in 2011 in all of the nation’s 366 metropolitan statistical areas for the first time since 2007, according to estimates released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. When adjusted for inflation however, 44 metros actually experienced income loss [1]. Leading the pack were the Odessa and [Read on...]