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Construction at Mike Ilitch School of Business to Finish with a Flurry

Now just a couple of months away from the end of construction and the start of move-in, work crews are racing to the finish line focused on drywall, painting, limestone and interior glass installation, sidewalk paving and landscaping work.

By bringing the school closer to Detroit’s Central Business District, students and instructors will have greater access to Little Caesars Arena and other world-class sports and entertainment amenities in The District Detroit.

Upon its debut, the business school—made possible by a historic $40 million donation from the Ilitch family— will be home to more than a dozen programs, including new curricula on police leadership, Sport and Entertainment Management and Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

The state-of-the-art facility, located at Woodward Avenue and Temple Street, will boast modern amenities including a pop-up incubator for small businesses, flexible teaching spaces, a full trading floor and a corner café.

About The District Detroit

The District Detroit is one of the largest sports and entertainment developments in the country. Located in the heart of Detroit, this 50-block, mixed-use development led by the Ilitch organization unites eight world-class theaters, five neighborhoods and three professional sports venues in one vibrant, walkable destination for people who want to live, work and play in an exciting urban environment. Home to the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons and Detroit Lions - The District Detroit represents the greatest density of professional sports teams in one downtown core in the country.

Current data from the University of Michigan demonstrates that The District Detroit will account for an economic impact of more than $2 billion by 2020 and create more than 20,000 construction and construction-related jobs and 3,000 permanent jobs.