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Oakland County Launches Health Improvement Plan

Oakland County has launched a health improvement plan that will work with an array of community partners to improve the wellness of residents.

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Exceeds Fundraising Goal by $23M

The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, a nonprofit organization responsible for the public spaces located along the city's riverfront, has raised $163 million through its capital fundraising campaign for the city’s East Riverfront, exceeding its original goal of $140 million.

Minority Business Women’s Conference to be Held in Dearborn

Business owners and corporate executives from around the world will participate in the Minority Business Women’s Conference in Dearborn this July to discuss industry trends, share professional advice, and network.

Automotive Supplier Dürr Systems Opens $40M U.S. Campus in Southfield

Dürr Systems Inc., a Germany-based mechanical and plant engineering firm, has opened a $40 million campus in Southfield, which consolidates the company’s previous operations in Plymouth Township, Wixom, and Auburn Hills.

GM, U.S. Navy to Collaborate on Underwater Vehicle Technology

General Motors Co. is partnering with the Office of Naval Research and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory to incorporate its automotive hydrogen fuel cell system, a device that converts chemical energy from fuel into electricity, into the next generation of Navy unmanned undersea vehicles (UUV).

Blog: Isolationism is Bad for Business

When asked what transformational document was created in 1776 that produced the world’s only superpower of today, many Americans would answer, The Declaration of Independence.

Dodge to Host Drag Racing Event on Woodward Avenue in Pontiac During Dream Cruise Week

Dodge will host a drag racing event on Woodward Avenue and at the new M1 Concourse in Pontiac on Aug. 19, one day before the Dream Cruise. Registration is now open for the second annual Roadkill Nights Powered By Dodge drag racing event and car festival, which last year drew more than 10,000 performance enthusiasts in the parking lot of the Pontiac Silverdome.

MSU to Invest $50M to Renovate, Expand Breslin Events Center

Michigan State University in East Lansing is investing $50 million to renovate and expand its Breslin Student Events Center, which is home to the university’s men’s and women’s basketball teams.

2017 Detroit Auto Show to Feature Outdoor Track as Part of New Mobility Exhibit

To stay ahead of the fast-paced changes in autonomous technology, the North American International Auto Show today announced the first round of automakers and suppliers that will showcase future mobility innovations as part of AutoMobili-D.

Walmart Introduces Mobile Pay in Michigan

Walmart has launched Walmart Pay, a payment feature built into the retailer’s mobile app that allows customers to use their smartphone to buy in-store purchases. The new feature is now available for use at each of Walmart’s 90 Michigan locations.

Maru Sushi & Grill to Open Detroit Location in Former Federal Reserve Building

​Maru Sushi & Grill, a Michigan-based restaurant chain that serves a variety of sushi and Japanese fusion dishes, will open this fall on the ground level of the former Federal Reserve Building in downtown Detroit.

Ford Adds New Events to Annual Detroit Fireworks

This year’s Ford Fireworks along the downtown Detroit riverfront will feature new events, including free park passes for Belle Isle, a student VIP viewing zone, an expanded vintage planes flyover, a pop-up party event, and a social media contest.

Sophia Loren Event to be Held at Detroit Opera House

An event featuring Italian film actress Sophia Loren will take place at the Detroit Opera House this fall.

Pontiac-based DASI Solutions Acquires San Diego Software Sales Company

DASI Solutions, a Pontiac-based company that sells software and provides training on rapid prototyping technologies, has acquired Digital Dimensions, a San Diego-based software sales company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Huntington Bank Announces Executive Leadership Changes Following FirstMerit Acquisition

Following Ohio-based Huntington Bancshares Inc.’s acquisition of FirstMerit Corp., Sandra E. Pierce, former vice chairman of FirstMerit and CEO of First Merit Michigan, will join Huntington as senior executive vice president of Private Client Group and the regional banking director and chair of Michigan.
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The Outside Media Opine on the Motor City

Let Syrians Settle Detroit

Source: The New York Times

Larry Page Looks Ahead

Source: Fortune

Detroit Homes Still Selling for $1

Source: The Daily Caller News Foundation

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Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

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Source: The Wall Street Journal

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