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Number of 2018 Single-family Home Permits Second-highest Since 2006

The 12-month total for 2018 single-family home permits finished at 5,192, making the year the second-best since 2006, when 6,962 permits were issued, according to the Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan in Farmington Hills.

Study: Risk Taking Has Rewards for Women at Work, Yet Many Hesitate

Seven in 10 women (69 percent) are open to taking small risks in the workplace to further their career, but only 43 percent are willing to take bigger risks associated with career advancement, according to a study released today of more than 2,000 professional women by KPMG, an international accounting and auditing firm with a large practice in downtown Detroit.

Michigan Economic Development Corp. Approves Projects Expected to Generate $26M, Expand California’s Waymo in Michigan

Waymo, a California-based self-driving technology company, will locate its vehicle integration operations in southeast Michigan, where it will integrate its self-driving systems into the vehicle platforms of its OEM partners, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced today.

Holland’s Volta Power Systems, Space Craft Manufacturing in Missouri to Bring Greener Luxury RV to Market

Volta Power Systems in Holland has announced a partnership with Space Craft Manufacturing in Missouri to bring the 2019 Space Craft, the first fifth-wheel RV featuring an automotive-grade lithium ion system, to market.

Controls-Con to Bring Hundreds of Building Professionals to the Motor City in May

Controls-Con, a bi-annual conference presented by Madison Heights’ Cochrane Supply and Engineering, will provide insight on the latest technologies and possibilities of building controls, building automation, and the Internet of Things (IoT) at the MotorCity Casino Hotel from May 2-3.

Dean of Rochester Hills’ Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine to Step Down

Robert Folberg, the Stephan Sharf founding dean of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in Rochester Hills, has announced he will step down from his position at a yet-to-be-determined date.

Dream Big 2019 AutoGlow

The Dream Big AutoGlow, sponsored by Ford Motor Co., was hosted Friday, Jan. 18 at Ford Field. Guests enjoyed a strolling dinner, drinks, live music, and dancing. Proceeds benefited the 7,500 children and families supported by The Children’s Center, which helps them overcome trauma from abuse, neglect, and poverty.

2019 Charity Preview

The North American International Auto Show capped off its 30th anniversary celebration at Charity Preview at Cobo Center in Detroit on Jan. 18 by raising $4 million for children's charities in the region at what is considered the largest black-tie gala in the world. A total of 10,072 people attended the event, which next year will move to June 12, 2020.

Detroit’s Kraemer Design Group Acquires Intramode, Expands Service Offerings, Promotes Three

Kraemer Design Group, a Detroit-based architecture, interior design, and creative firm, today announced it has acquired Intramode, a firm that provides high-quality products and professional services. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Connected Windshield Wipers Give U-M Researchers More Accurate Rain, Flood Data

University of Michigan researchers in Ann Arbor today announced they are using windshield wipers to provide faster, more accurate rainfall data than radar and rain gauge systems currently in place.

Detroit-based WSU Researcher Develops Computer-monitored Video Surveillance System

Nabil J. Sarhan, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Detroit’s Wayne State University, today announced he had a patent approved for an automated video surveillance system. The system is monitored entirely by computers.

Researcher at East Lansing’s MSU Studies How to Prevent Sickness in Space

George Mias, a biochemistry and molecular biology researcher at Michigan State University in East Lansing, has received a two-year award from the Translational Research Institute for Space Health in partnership with NASA to find a way to detect illness before it happens.
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