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FinTech Consortium to Open North American Hub and Incubator in Downtown Detroit

FinTech Consortium, a global network of financial and technology organizations, today announced plans to open Detroit FinTech Bay, its flagship North American hub and incubator. The hub will be housed in renovated space at the former First Independence Bank building at 44 West Michigan Avenue.

Henry Ford Health System Signs Agreements to Improve Stroke and Brain Injuries

NeuroTrauma Sciences (NTS), a biopharmaceutical company in Atlanta, and Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, today announced that a newly-formed subsidiary of NTS has entered into multi-year sponsored research and license agreements.

Kalamazoo-based Stryker Receives Pre-Market Approval For New Aneurysm Treatment

Stryker Corp. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted pre-market approval (PMA) for the Surpass Streamline Flow Diverter to treat unruptured large and giant wide neck intracranial aneurysms.

UM: Lake Erie Will Likely Experience Harmful Algal Bloom This Summer

University of Michigan researchers and their partners predict that western Lake Erie will experience a harmful algal bloom of cyanobacteria this summer that is smaller than in 2017, yet larger than the mild bloom in 2016.

Michigan State University Receives FCC License for Experimental Next Generation TV

Michigan State University in East Lansing and WKAR have received a license from the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, to launch an experimental Next Generation TV broadcasting station to focus on digital advancements and internet-based connectivity.

Triune Specialty Trailers Prepares to Host Conference at Wayne State University

Local specialty vehicle manufacturer Triune Specialty Trailers will co-host this year's Mobile Laboratory Coalition Conference (MLCC) in partnership with the MdBio Foundation, an educational non-profit based in Maryland. The conference will be held on Wayne State University's downtown campus from July 25-27, 2018.

Chinese Automobile Company to Open R&D Center in Farmington Hills

Guangzhou Automobile Group in China plans to invest more than $4.4 million in a new R&D facility in Farmington Hills, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced today.

Auburn Hills’ Faurecia to Open Production Facility in Toledo

Faurecia Interiors, which has its North American headquarters in Auburn Hills, Thursday announced plans to open a new production facility in Toledo. The facility is expected create more than 100 new jobs and officially begin production activity in April 2019.

Anna’s House Breakfast and Lunch Restaurant to Open in Ann Arbor

Oxford Companies, an Ann Arbor commercial real estate company, plans to bring an Anna’s House to Ann Arbor. The family-owned, award-winning breakfast and lunch restaurant is based in west Michigan.

Southfield’s Federal-Mogul Launches Textile Sleeving for Vehicle Crash Protection and Impact Resistance

Southfield’s Federal-Mogul Launches Textile Sleeving for Vehicle Crash Protection and Impact Resistance

Ann Arbor’s Kraig Biocraft Signs Agreements With Vietnamese Farms to Produce Mulberry

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc. in Ann Arbor, a developer of genetically engineered spider silk-based fiber technologies for industrial and consumer applications, today announced its subsidiary, Prodigy Textiles, has signed three agreements with local farming cooperatives in Quang Nam province, Vietnam, to produce the mulberry necessary to support Kraig’s recombinant spider silk production.

Report: Detroit Ranked Among Metro Areas With Best Drivers

QuoteWizard, an online insurance comparison marketplace based in Washington, Thursday released a study ranking the best and worst drivers by metropolitan area in the nation, with Detroit named as one of the best. The study ranks the country’s 75 most populous metropolitan areas.

Michigan Releases Hot 50 Jobs Outlook through 2026, Includes Annual Wage Projections

The Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget Wednesday released the latest long-term employment projections, which includes information about careers that are expected to be in the highest demand through 2026 in Michigan.

Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak to Open Pediatric Emergency Center Monday

Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak has announced its new Pediatric Emergency Center will open Monday, July 16, and feature a patient- and family-centered environment designed to enhance its Level II pediatric trauma center.

2019 Dodge Durango Lineup Offers Balance of Performance, Refinement, and Fuel Efficiency

Auburn Hills’ FCA’s Dodge Durango today announced the launch of five 2019 models (SXT, GT, Citadel, R/T, and SRT) from the 475-horsepower DurangoSRT to the V-6 power of the Durango SXT. Providing a range of performance and powertrain options, all models have available all-wheel-drive capability.
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Hot Lap

How do you prepare 20,000 meals over three days during the Detroit Grand Prix?

Asian Galleries

Style and Rhythm

Detroiter Wendy Hilliard was the first African-American rhythmic gymnast to compete as a member of the U.S. national team. Now her foundation is providing free and low-cost gymnastics training in Detroit.

Q&A: Chris Thomas

Chris Thomas is a co-founder of Fontinalis Partners, a venture capital firm in downtown Detroit focused exclusively on investing in technology companies that improve next-generation mobility.

Pace and Pivot

Boyne Resorts is opening up the game of golf like never before.

Forgotten Harvest 2.0

The food services agency in Oak Park is turning to technology to boost deliveries.

Sherlock “Homes”

A trio of former OnStar developers introduces a home-monitoring device.

Line of Flight

A longer runway at Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, new golf courses and wineries, upgraded resorts, and revamped marketing campaigns are attracting more tourism in northern Michigan.

Water Mark

A luxury condominium and mixed-use development in Detroit’s Midtown district is the first outside the city’s downtown core and riverfront.

Open Skies

SkySpecs in Ann Arbor is one of the first companies to automate drone inspections.

Freemason of Detroit

George D. Mason’s architectural practice gave form to Detroit in the early high-rise era.

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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

You Can Sell a Lot of Cars with a Tent

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Matty Moroun, Detroit's Border Baron

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

The Death and Life of Detroit

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Women in a Man’s World

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