January / February 2012

Features

All Politics Aside

The run-up to the presidential election will likely be the nastiest race in history, both in the battle for the White House and for Michigan's Congressional seats.

Magic Time

Can Magic Johnson and Dozens of other venture capitalists seed and mentor enough entrepreneurs to fill downtown Detroit?

Letter from the Editor

The Scorecard

The Scorecard


While there’s plenty of nostalgia for bringing competitive baseball back to the historic Tiger Stadium site, the numbers don’t add up.

Ticker

Cross-Trainer


Micro-Size Me

Micro-Size Me


Company cafeterias are giving way to hybrid micro-markets.

The Butler Did It

The Butler Did It


Estate management was a cottage industry before a Grosse Pointe entity created a global association to serve domestic professionals.

Size Does Matter

Size Does Matter


A new website serving Michigan takes the hassle out of finding and leasing professional office space.

Going Mobile

Going Mobile


Credit card transactions are no longer confined to bricks-and-mortar businesses.

Push-Pull

Push-Pull


Song of Wyoming

Song of Wyoming


Former GM plant near Grand Rapids undergoes major transformation.

Innovation Station


A new ‘invention’ shop in Dearborn offers an on-ramp to the global marketplace.

PDA Q&A

PDA Q&A

PDA Q&A


An Interview with Viet Le, CEO, HEYVIET Interactive, Royal Oak

Focus

The Business of College Athletics


College sports are multimillion-dollar operations. How do athletic directors Mark Hollis of MSU and David Brandon of U-M take on the demands of their jobs, and what's next for them and their programs?

Perspectives

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...

Exec Life

Overdrive

Overdrive


Operating a performance engineering company and a rare car collection has its challenges, but the toughest - and most rewarding - job is raising funds for charity.

Closing Bell

Rubber Match

Rubber Match


Detroit's Uniroyal plant helped put the world on wheels before succumbing to technology and age. But the gunk and crud remained - until now.

Opinion

Road Blocks

Road Blocks


Can Detroit's Big Three survive and thrive in a climate of rising regulations, runaway litigation, and high taxation?

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