The successful launch of Model D (exclusively focused on Detroit proper) led to discussions with Detroit Renaissance — a group focused on economic development in SE Michigan. With support from the organization and several key partners, Metromode was launched in 2006 to provide a cohesive regional news source, uniting an area with a very fragmented and declining local media landscape. Metromode covers what's next in entrepreneurship, creative culture, food, and urban development in the metro Detroit area—the publication partners with cities, collaboratives, and community organizations to do so. Cities like Farmington, Sterling Heights, Dearborn, and Hazel Park support the publication to cover solutions happening in their neighborhoods and downtowns. Metromode's popular reporting series includes Dining Destinations coverage, Early Education Matters, Parks and Trails, and the Nonprofit Journal project. With award-winning writers and photographers, the publication takes the pulse of the region’s many cities and provides a vital service in an age of declining local news.
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