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Follow coverage of the PlanetM Landing Zone and the exciting activity taking place in our news section.

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Auto Mobiliti Finds Opportunity, New Home at PlanetM Landing Zone

By Melissa Anders, Driven

If you want lightening to strike in the business world, says Amanda Richie, put yourself in a place where lightening is likely to strike.

For Richie, that place is downtown Detroit’s PlanetM Landing Zone, a business development accelerator and co-working space for mobility startups, a partnership launched by the Detroit Regional Chamber and Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) last fall. PlanetM, an initiative of the MEDC promotes the development and deployment of mobility technology in the Detroit region.

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Auto Show and downtown Detroit share identical tech happy future

By John Gallagher, The Detroit Free Press

Downtown Detroit and its annual auto show share a rapidly evolving identity as a home to tech start-ups. Overlooked mostly until now, this trend represents a big change for both.

The North American International Auto Show no longer is just about sedans and trucks. Now it offers a growing menu of mobility-related start-ups in its AutoMobili-D display. 

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Planet M launches mobility industry hub inside WeWork

By Annalise Frank, Crain's Detroit Business

Startups that want to dive into Detroit's mobility industry can rent dedicated, subsidized space at WeWork's Merchant's Row location in downtown Detroit. 

The Planet M Landing Zone, a 65-desk space funded by the MEDC and the Detroit Regional Chamber, offers a selection of startups and larger companies all of WeWork's services.

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Space for mobility start-ups launches in Detroit

By Ian Thibodeau, The Detroit News 

The Detroit Regional Chamber and Michigan Economic Growth Corp. on Thursday launched a co-working space aimed at attracting mobility start-ups and segments of auto companies to downtown Detroit.

The PlanetM Landing Zone is housed in a WeWork space at 1449 Woodward. The space will have 40 to 50 workspaces.

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WeWork, Detroit Regional Chamber, and MEDC Partner on PlanetM Landing Zone in Downtown Detroit

By Stephanie Shenouda, dbusiness

The Detroit Regional Chamber, Michigan Economic Development Corp., and WeWork today announced the launch of the PlanetM Landing Zone, which will serve as an environment for connected and automated transportation startups to connect with Detroit’s automotive and economic development network.