Tech Town’s New CEO Sees Chance To Grow

Tech Town’s New CEO wants to Help Detroit’s Tech Industry Become an Economic Force

“We can help you start businesses, we can help you launch them, and then when they’re ready, we can help you grow them.”

Ned Staebler, President and CEO of Tech Town.

Detroit’s Midtown business incubator, Tech Town, has raised more than $100 million in start-up capital in the city since 2007. Its new president, Ned Staebler, says that gives it a vital role in Detroit’s economic recovery. Staebler is also Wayne State University’s economic development vice-president. He tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller Tech Town and the university already enjoy a close relationship, and he wants to build on that. Click on the audio links above to hear the conversation.


  • Pat Batcheller
    Pat Batcheller is a host and Senior News Editor for 101.9 WDET, presenting local news, traffic and weather updates during Morning Edition. He is an amateur musician.