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Ann Arbor has it all: the University of Michigan, great shopping, bars and restaurants and amazing concert venues. It also has a vitality that few college towns across the country can boast. It's the kind of city that draws in undergrads and then keeps them for good.

Toss a rock into the air and it'd be hard not to hit a cafe, bistro, or high-tech startup. From its ever-thriving summer Art Fair to its venerable Film Festival, the city consistently tops national quality of life surveys --Forbes, Money/CNN, Sperlings, the list goes on and on. Its school system is first rate, green spaces dominate the landscape and nearly 70% of the population holds a college degree. This small but mighty city is Michigan's leader in innovation.

Ann Arbor Features

How Hooklogic turned an old economy space into a new economy enterprise

The former Leopold Brothers building on S. Main St. is the kind of space that takes imagination and moxie to make work. Enter New York City-based software firm Hooklogic, which decided to abandon plans to outsource its programming and set up shop in Ann Arbor, turning a light industrial space into a workplace for new economy talent.

OpEd: Get corridor connections between cities up and running

The voter-approved transit expansion in Ypsi and Ann Arbor was a victory, but now we need to think corridors, long stretches between southeast Michigan cities that need linking. AAATA board member Gillian Ream Gainsley weighs in on the options.

Playing catch-up: Commercial recycling in Ann Arbor

When it comes to recycling, Ann Arbor has long considered itself leaders and the best. And that was true once upon a time. Today, however, the story is a little different. The city still has some work to do when it comes to commercial and multi-dwelling recycling.

How Ann Arbor helped launch a next generation explorer

From a video about squirrels on U-M's diag to a National Geographic grant to film extreme tree-climbing, U-M student Charlie Engelman has turned a video hobby into the start of a career in educational entertainment.

Ann Arbor's future: 5 tough questions with Jeremy Wheeler

Jeremy Wheeler is a local artist and writer. Recently he penned a much-talked about comic editorial about the path of development in Ann Arbor and the important questions that aren't being asked. Concentrate decided to follow up with him and ask a few questions of our own.
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