About Us:

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

Thank you, Mario Goetz!

Mario Goetz joined the D3 team in January as a Semester in Detroit Intern. Mario is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in History and Social Theory in Practice at the University of Michigan. Outside of class, Mario referees youth soccer, and taught English as a Second Language classes in Ypsilanti and Southwest Detroit. As a [Read on...]

Meet The D3 Staff: Nate Barnes

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

Nate Barnes was first introduced to Data Driven Detroit through Assistant Director of Projects Erica Raleigh in October 2011 at a Wayne State University event. He began interning at D3 shortly thereafter. As a data analyst, Nate primarily [Read on...]

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...]

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...]

Figures of Progress: Erica Raleigh featured by GOOD + IBM

Data Driven Detroit (D3)’s very own Assistant Director of Projects, Erica Raleigh, has been featured by Figures of Progress, a platform that connects leaders in the data and information fields to their audiences, disclosing the opportunities for growth in their industry, business, or city. Figures of Progress was established by a partnership between GOOD [Read on...]

Five Objective Truths for Craig Fahle

by Data Driven Detroit Staff

WDET host Craig Fahle has called on the public to provide “five objective truths” about Detroit to share with the world at the upcoming Association for Alternative Newsmedia convention. Data Driven Detroit is answering the call by drawing on our history of addressing misconceptions about the city.

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D3 is Moving!

D3 is currently in transition to new offices. During this transition, we may not be reachable at our old address or through our old office phone numbers. The best way to contact us is via email or through Ask Kurt.

It’s been an honor serving Detroit’s communities from this location, and we’ll always carry fond [Read on...]

Congratulations, Grandpa Kurt

D3 is pleased to announce an exciting expansion of our extended family.

World, meet our new Junior Analyst, Claire Elizabeth Fulton.

Claire joined the team this morning shortly before 10:45 AM. She weighs 7 lbs 10 oz and is 20.5 inches long.