May / June 2011

Features

How Kwame Kilpatrick's Arrogance Spawned a Reign of Corruption in Detroit

How Kwame Kilpatrick's Arrogance Spawned a Reign of Corruption in Detroit

Graduate Business Schools in Metro Detroit *

Engineering a Turnaround

Engineering a Turnaround

$2 Billion in R&D for Universities Make Believers of Region’s Researchers.

Engineering Schools in Michigan

Michigan boasts some of the highest ranked engineering programs in the nation. Three of Michigan’s engineering schools ranked in the top 100 of the nation by U.S. News & World Report’s “2011...

Undergraduate Business Schools in Metro Detroit*

Champions of the New Economy 2011

Champions of the New Economy 2011

Letter from the Editor

Detroit's Future: Fair to Midland

Detroit's Future: Fair to Midland


Midland doesn’t possess the allure of Charlevoix or Bay Harbor, yet it’s arguably the most prosperous small city in Michigan.

Ticker

The Comeback Kid

The Comeback Kid


A consultant reinvents his practice.

Cast it Forward

Cast it Forward


A manufacturer in Westland has developed a product to compete with century-old materials.

Sound Device


Patience is the best medicine when a product takes years to develop.

Card Shark

Card Shark


A Rochester entrepreneur found early success selling baseball cards for a profit, but when the market dried up, he switched gears.

The Beer Also Rises

The Beer Also Rises


How a small brewer in Royal Oak is gaining market share in a saturated industry

The Piano Man

The Piano Man


Despite the economic slowdown, a piano dealer in Commerce Township says diversification is key to making ends meet.

PDA Q&A

Q&A: Michael A. Cox

Q&A: Michael A. Cox


Focus

The Pawn Brokers

The Pawn Brokers


Presumably murky characters who fence goods at high interest rates for people in need, pawnshop owners are riding the region's recent wave of misfortune with a measure of respect.

Perspectives

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...

Exec Life

Imported From Detroit

Imported From Detroit


A high-tech studio in Ferndale is delivering Detroit's musical heritage to a new global audience.

Closing Bell

Cash Cab

Cash Cab


‘Where to, Bud?’ was heard in Detroit when motor taxicabs took to the streets around 1909. Thinking it had a better idea, the largest cab operator turned to electric propulsion.

Opinion

A Time for Truth

A Time for Truth


Taking the painful -- but needed -- steps to help Michigan.

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