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Public-Private Partnership Accelerates Completion of Border to Border Trail

A successful partnership between the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Committee and the Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative is responsible for accelerating the completion schedule for the Border to Border (B2) trail. A spate of development in Dexter pushed the Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative to come on board in 2015 and connect Dexter, Chelsea, and Stockbridge.

California-Based Company to Create 500 Jobs in Washtenaw

KLA-Tencor Corp., a California-based semiconductor company which provides process control and yield management systems, has plans to create 500 new jobs and eventually invest up to $71.1 million in Washtenaw County. KLA-Tencor Corp. has initial plans to lease space in Ann Arbor and then to build a permanent research-and-development center in Ann Arbor or Pittsfield

Oxford Companies Aims to Create “Alternative” A2 Downtown

Oxford Companies recently purchased the office building at 777 E. Eisenhower Parkway in Ann Arbor. This purchase is the first step of the real estate service company’s plans to create an “alternative downtown” for Ann Arbor around the State Street-Eisenhower Parkway corridor. Oxford Companies owns 37 other buildings in southern Ann Arbor.

EMU Senior Creates Resource for Black Students

To help orient new university students of color, Eastern Michigan University senior Honoré Washington created a resource called the BlackBook, which lists local black-owned businesses and goods and services providers aimed at the black community. She hopes the guide will help students of color feel more at home in Ypsilanti by quickly connecting them to

Ypsilanti Holds ‘Master Plan’ Visioning Workshop

Ypsilanti Township invited community members to participate in a four-day master plan workshop called Ypsilanti Township 2040, held Oct. 16-19. The workshop, organized by township officials and facilitated by consultants from Carlisle/Wortman Associates, consisted of a mix of panel discussions, tours, and workshops. From these events and conversations, a vision for what Ypsilanti could look