Welcome to the Hump Day edition of your Daily Detroit, in which we run down the news that businessman Roger Penske is pouring $5 million into the Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood on Detroit’s east side. It’s part of the city’s Strategic Neighborhood Fund.
Here are a couple pictures from the event:
Jer also has an interview today with Rob Sadow, the Co-Founder and head of Scoop Technologies. Scoop is a carpooling app that connects drivers, riders and designs routes.
They’ve teamed up with the Bedrock family of companies to help employees ease their commuting and parking woes. They’re looking to expand beyond just those companies.
Pretty interesting conversation in a region without comprehensive mass transit.
We also discuss two other bits of news:
- A Detroit charter school connected to an investment fund run by tennis star Andre Agassi is closing, another example of Michigan’s dysfunctional charter school system [Chalkbeat Detroit]
- And Detroit could get a whopping 60 new liquor licenses [Crain’s]
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