Tech Town (Detroit)

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Tech Town is an urban research and technology business park in midtown Detroit. The organization defines itself as "a community of entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, service providers and corporate partners creating an internationally recognized entrepreneurial village in the city of Detroit.[1]"


The 12 block, 43-acre (170,000 m2) park is located on the border of two of Detroit's most vibrant districts - Midtown and New Center. Located near the first US automobile production facilities, TechTown's surroundings have a great deal of automotive heritage. The Ford Piquette Plant - which churned out the first Model T - is a few blocks east of the research park.

The New Center area is anchored by Henry Ford Hospital and the State of Michigan's largest office outside of Lansing.

Midtown offers the most impressive cultural offerings in the region, with the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Science Center, Detroit Historical Museum, Charles H. Wright African American Museum, and Detroit's Main Library Branch clustered together. Nestled within this area is also one of America's premier urban research institutions - Wayne State University.