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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.

Thank you, Graphic Design Intern Rob Anderson!

Graphic Design Intern Rob Anderson received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Arts from Wayne State University in 2009. Leading up to his internship at Data Driven Detroit, Rob has performed freelance graphic design jobs in addition to his position as an inventory auditor. Rob joined the D3 team at the end of the [Read on...]

New Partnership for a New Year

by Dana Politi, Communications

Data Driven Detroit (D3) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA).

D3 Director Kurt Metzger and MNA Director Kyle Caldwell addressing the full staff for the first time

The new affiliation will provide the opportunity for D3 and MNA to effectively support the nonprofit, [Read on...]

Thank you, Data Intern Jessica McInchak!

Today, we bid farewell to Data Intern Jessica McInchak. Jessica is a senior at Kalamazoo College studying Anthropology and Sociology. During the summer of 2012, she interned with Data Driven Detroit and returned during an extended winter break after her fall semester. While at D3, she worked with Communications Manager Kat Hartman to perform social [Read on...]

Michigan Turns the Corner as Population Increases for the First Time Since 2005

The Census Bureau released State population estimates for 2012 (July 1, 2012) and Michigan is shown as gaining population between 2011 and 2012 – up 6,559 persons or 0.1 percent. While this pales when compared to Texas’s gain of 427,400 residents (#1 in number gained) or North Dakota’s 2.17 percent increase (#1 in percentage gain), [Read on...]

The Economic Impact of the Recession on Birth Trends

by Kurt Metzger, Director

According to new preliminary numbers from the National Center for Health Statistics, the U.S. birth rate dipped in 2011 to the lowest ever recorded, led by a plunge in births to immigrant women since the onset of the Great Recession.

The overall U.S. birth rate, [Read on...]

Immigration and its Role in the Future of Michigan and Our Region

by Kurt Metzger, Director

Immigration is a hot topic at the national, state and local levels. While taking somewhat of a back seat in the recent Presidential campaign, there was still a great deal of discussion around undocumented workers, porous borders, pathways to citizenship and the Dream Act. As Arizona has become the poster child [Read on...]