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A Detroit Homearama

A Detroit Homearama

After years of mismanagement, new residential projects initiated by the Detroit Housing Commission rate among the best in the country. That’s a significant accomplishment for a city on the rebound, especially given Detroit’s historical resistance to partnering with the private sector.

September/October 2010
Prepare for Takeoff

Prepare for Takeoff

A solid bellwether of an economic recovery is a rise in corporate air travel. If executives, managers, and entrepreneurs are increasingly using private aircraft amid an economic recession, it’s a good sign a recovery is around the corner.

July / August 2010
Succeeding Granholm

Succeeding Granholm

Michigan’s next governor will face extraordinary — and unprecedented — challenges.

May / June 2010
Waiting on  a Recovery

Waiting on a Recovery

It may be a blip on the screen, or the harbinger of a modest recovery, but the most recent data for metro Detroit shows a slight rise in office and industrial leasing.

March / April 2010
Wheels of Prosperity

Wheels of Prosperity

With all that’s affecting the automotive industry, it’s easy to forget the depth and reach of what is actually the largest business sector in Michigan.

January / February 2010
The Finer Things

The Finer Things

The 2009 holiday shopping season may be stronger than most people expect. A year ago, the downturn in the global economy put the brakes on consumer confidence, not to mention the sale of large-ticket items like cars and trucks.

November/December 2009
The Business of Education

The Business of Education

For years now, elected school officials, appointed managers, and everyday employees allowed an air of entitlement and a lack of dedication to greatly outweigh their chosen mission of educating and promoting children in the Detroit public-school system.

September/October 2009
A New Government Business Model

A New Government Business Model

Once upon a time, politics was about serving the public good, assisting needy families and, yes, kissing babies.

July / August 2009
Somebody’d Better Contact Joe

Somebody’d Better Contact Joe

The Grosse Pointe Shores resident, who’s sold more than 5 million books, including How to Sell Anything to Anybody and How to Close Every Sale, has reached out to General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co., and Chrysler LLC in recent years

May / June 2009
2010: A Real-Estate Odyssey

2010: A Real-Estate Odyssey

Once the bulk of Michigan’s foreclosed homes are sold off, the local housing market is bound for a rebound.

March / April 2009

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