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2018 Powered by Women

From reader nominations, DBusiness selected eight professional women who are driving growth in Michigan, the nation, and the world.
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2018 Powered by Women

From reader nominations, DBusiness selected eight professional women who are driving growth in Michigan, the nation, and the world.

Big Three Executives: General Motors Co. 2018

In the third quarter of 2017, GM posted third-quarter losses of almost $3 billion, compared to profits of $2.8 billion during the same period in 2016. The losses were largely the result of one-time charges covering the sale of its Opel/Vauxhall brands in Europe.

Big Three Executives: Ford Motor Co. 2018

Relying largely on the sales of trucks and SUVs, including the iconic F-Series trucks, Ford saw a 63 percent boost in third quarter profits compared to a year ago. The $1.6 billion in earnings came almost exclusively from North American operations.
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Chocolate Collateral

A cuisine team from Redford Township converges on cocoa.

Parts Air

Ford Motor Co. utilized a massive Antonov AN-124-100 aircraft to ensure the delivery of a 87,000-pound die.

Lip Service

Aspiring beauty mogul Adonai Alexander is our Young CEO of the Year.

Virtual Clouds

Data centers benefit from the region’s stable environment and market access.

Meat Market

Once a small enterprise, the Peters’ food empire has grown to $40 million in annual sales.

Mortgage Might

Metro Detroit’s mortgage industry, which has three of the top 12 home loan companies in the nation, can realize further growth by taking advantage of new business-friendly regulations, investing more in technology, and providing a better customer experience.

Aerotropolis 2.0

Wayne County Executive Warren Evans has taken talk of an industrial and logistics hub around Detroit Metropolitan and Willow Run airports and given it economic wings.

Roll 'Em

The film industry in metro Detroit, which is very much alive despite the end of sizeable state incentives that were designed to attract top-flight actors and directors, can draw big-budget production companies like Disney and Warner Bros. by building up a creative infrastructure.

Urban Renewal

Asian Galleries

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.

Open Skies

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