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Import Export

Michigan could significantly raise its trade capacity, generate millions of dollars in economic activity, and create thousands of jobs by positioning itself as a global freight hub to the Midwest and the rest of the world.

January / February 2012

Capitol Gains

The Snyder administration and the Michigan Legislature have made great strides to improve Michigan’s business climate, but there’s more work to be done.

November/December 2011
Plant & Produce

Plant & Produce

In the early morning hours, when time seems suspended, metro Detroit’s produce industry works overtime to meet the region’s insatiable demand for all things exotic.

September/October 2011
Where is My Flying Car?

Where is My Flying Car?

For decades, Detroit City Airport handled more takeoffs and landings than any other airfield in Michigan. But starting in the 1960s, traffic at the 264-acre airport slowly descended as officials struggled to acquire land to add more runways. Factory workers, flush with cash and eager for new homes, beat them to the punch.

July / August 2011
Lean and Green

Lean and Green

From his perch in Traverse City, Tom Doak has designed some of the most famous golf courses in the world. But his latest project is, in Detroit and , could serve as a model for renewing interest in a game that’s struggling to attract younger players.

May / June 2011
Shifting Gears

Shifting Gears

General Motors has turned the corner on profitability — aided, in large part, by a government bailout. But to get ahead, it can’t afford to repeat the mistakes of the past.

March / April 2011
Fine of the Times

Fine of the Times

At the 34th District Court on Wayne Road in Romulus, the cash register begins ringing early most weekday mornings as dozens of motorists and lawyers, traffic tickets in hand, line up to play the Downriver court’s version of Let’s Make A Deal.

January / February 2011
The Brain Gain

The Brain Gain

The government restructured the auto industry; now it needs to restructure immigration. Why is that important for Michigan?

January / February 2011
2013 Michigan State of the State Address

2013 Michigan State of the State Address

Tonight, as your governor, I want to celebrate Michigan!

November/December 2010
Winds of Fortune

Winds of Fortune

Over the past several months, everyone from media personalities to politicians has expounded on a long list of economic problems that have arguably created a one-state depression in Michigan. Most of us have heard the gloomy statistics so many times, we could recite them in our sleep.

September/October 2010

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