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Tale of Two Cities

Rebuilding urban districts lining Michigan Avenue — Corktown in Detroit and the two downtown areas of Dearborn — follow a similar formula: Get land control, find strong developers, reduce red tape, and rebuild.

Mobility Central

For the first time, organizers of the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit will complement the debut of concept vehicles and new models with AutoMobili-D, an exhibition of future mobility platforms and emerging transportation networks.

Starting from Scratch

How a new restaurant and nightclub in downtown Royal Oak exceeded its budget, overcame unforeseen municipal requests, and still opened in just 10 months.

Case Study

Huron Capital Partners, a private equity firm in Detroit, has developed an acquisition platform that drives operational efficiencies through an in-house buy and build strategy.

Soup to Lug Nuts

Outside Bets

Detroit’s three casinos are banking on added entertainment, conventions, and a new hockey arena to drive future growth.

Moving the Metal

Metro Detroit has the highest lease rate of cars and trucks in the nation — a market condition that challenges dealers and automakers to move vehicles at sometimes-reduced profit margins.

2016 Auto Dealership Consumer Guide

Millennial Reach

With the last wave of baby boomers now in their 50s, consumer brands are turning to a younger, and more discerning, audience to drive awareness and profits.

Legal Wars

Lawyers weigh and consider every angle of promotional opportunity before spending millions of dollars on television, print, radio, and billboard ads. So do the campaigns work?

House Reward

Detroit’s casinos have hit a saturation point, so how do they drive more customers through their doors?

The Recall Business

Cars and trucks have become rolling digital platforms that provide more convenience and improved safety. But all the new hardware, along with basic mechanical problems, has served to drive recalls through the roof.
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