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Report: Lower Demand Projected for Auto Industry as Autonomous/Hybrid Investments Increase

The automotive industry faces the possibility of a sizable capital drain in the near term due to unprecedented investments into electric and autonomous vehicles before the technologies are fully cost-competitive, according to a new study by AlixPartners, a global consulting firm with offices in Southfield.

Michigan’s 2019 Budget Provides $1B for Transportation Infrastructure, Safety Initiatives

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Thursday signed the state’s fiscal year 2019 budget into law. Senate Bill 848 was sponsored by Sen. Dave Hildenbrand and provides $39.9 billion in state funding. The bill is now Public Act 207 of 2018. Snyder did not veto any portion of the budget.

Report: Local Governments See Single-family and Multifamily Housing Shortage

The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor Wednesday reported many local governments say there is a shortage of housing in their counties and cities, according to a new survey. About 40 percent of municipal respondents say they have too little single-family housing, and nearly half say their county has too little multifamily housing.

Matt and Karen Cullen Donate $4M to Detroit Riverfront Conservancy at Shimmer on the River

On Thursday, the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy presented its annual Shimmer Award to Matt Cullen, chairman of the conservancy, and his wife, Karen Cullen, at the eighth annual Shimmer on the River.

Midland’s Dow, Ann Arbor’s U-M, University Center’s Delta College to Create Education Hub in Midland

The Dow Chemical Co. in Midland, Ann Arbor’s University of Michigan, and Delta College in University Center Thursday announced a collaboration to develop an interdisciplinary innovation and education hub.

Professor at East Lansing-based MSU Awarded Grant to Harvest Medical Isotopes

A chemist at East Lansing’s Michigan State University will use a $357,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s Office of Nuclear Physics to look into new methods of gathering rare isotopes. Greg Severin, assistant professor of chemistry, will explore the isotopes, which will allow scientists to evaluate new diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.

GM Breaks Ground on $65M ACDelco and Genuine GM Parts Processing Facility

General Motors Customer Care and Aftersales (CCA) broke ground today on an all-new $65 million ACDelco and Genuine GM Parts processing center on a vacant 141-acre lot near the intersection of Genesee and Davison roads in the city of Burton. It is the company’s largest single investment in a warehousing and logistics facility in the United States in nearly 40 years.

StockX in Detroit Adds Supreme Skate Decks and Fear of God Streetwear to its Marketplace

Detroit’s StockX, a stock market for high-demand, limited-edition consumer goods, Tuesday announced it has added Supreme skate decks and Fear of God streetwear to its marketplace.

AF Group in Lansing Expands into Commercial Auto Insurance

Lansing’s AF Group, a provider of insurance solutions, today announced its expansion into commercial auto insurance with the launch of Fundamental Underwriters, a new product aimed at providing insurance coverage for accounts with specialty risks.

Marquette Castings in Royal Oak Starts Manufacturing in Michigan

Royal Oak’s Marquette Castings has launched a new line of cast iron and carbon steel skillets that are designed and produced in Michigan. Products were previously designed in Royal Oak and manufactured in China.

Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurants to Open First Michigan Location in The Mall at Partridge Creek

Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurants, an establishment that combines a restaurant, winery, Napa-style tasting room, and artisanal retail market, is debuting its newest location in Clinton Township on June 25. The restaurant will be in The Mall at Partridge Creek.

Evoqua Water Technologies Corp. in Pennsylvania to Acquire Ludington, Mich.’s ProAct Services Corp.

Evoqua Water Technologies Corp., a provider of water treatment solutions in Pennsylvania, Wednesday announced one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ProAct Services Corp., a Ludington, Mich.-based provider of on-site treatment services of contaminated water in all 50 states from the private equity firm Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney, and Co. Inc. and members of management for $132 million.
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