Did you know that Detroit (JOBS) is a city whose history has had a tremendous impact on the progression of American culture? Its position in automotive history is unparalleled and it's the birthplace of the Motown sound! And the innovation is not over – downtown development continues, and Detroit is a great place to visit, work, and live.
You will never be bored in Detroit, because this booming city can accommodate anyone's interests. Into sports? No problem! You've got the Pistons, the Lions, the Red Wings, and the Tigers. And did you know that Comerica Park, where the Tigers play, is no ordinary ballpark. It's combination of theme park, baseball museum, and ballpark. It has a Ferris wheel, carousel (with tigers, of course), and a fountain that celebrates each home run with colored lights and music.
Or maybe you're into cultural pursuits? There are many museums, such as the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Museum of African American History, the Detroit Historical Museum, and The Henry Ford/Greenfield Village. Or for performing arts, head to the symphony, or the opera, or take in a show at one of the theaters, such as the Detroit Repertory Theatre, the Gem and Century Theatres, and The Music Hall. Afterwards, you'll want something to eat at one of the city's hundreds of restaurants.
You won't be at a loss for festivals, either. Of course, perhaps the best is the Detroit International Jazz Festival, held in September – after all, what's Detroit without jazz?
While all kids would be happy with at least a few of the above outing opportunities, there are a few more that they won't want to miss. I'd guess that places like the Detroit Zoo would be on their must-see lists. (And both your big and little kids – particularly the boys – will enjoy the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America!)
Feel like a little road trip? Just a drive through the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel or a hop across the Ambassador Bridge over the St. Clair River, and you're in Windsor, Ontario.
Detroit also has access to Michigan’s vast life-science industry. Michigan is home to a wide variety of biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, some of which include, i3, Pfizer, Aastrom Biosciences, Inc., Asterand, Inc., QuatRx Pharmaceuticals, Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd., Cerenis Therapeutics, Inc., and Compendia Bioscience.
MichBio is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting growth of the life sciences industry in Michigan. The organization brings together new and established life sciences companies, academic and research institutions, as well as service providers and related organizations throughout the state.
For more information about opportunities in Michigan, visit The BioMidwest™ Hotbed community which highlights the biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device industries in the area and keeps its audience abreast with the latest information about industry news and events throughout the region.
Check out job opportunities by visiting the BioSpace Career Center. Here you will find the life sciences most premier career events which showcase an array of local employers. At the Career Center homepage you can even check out video to see what the career fair experience is like and hear what job seekers and employers have to say.
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