November/December 2011

Features

Fixing The Foreclosure Crisis

Although residential mortgage foreclosures have wreaked havoc on many communities in metro Detroit and Michigan, efforts to stem the damage and boost property values are under way. But do the...

Delay, Deny, Defend

Do automobile insurance firms operating in Michigan put profits ahead of policyholders by aggressively challenging no-fault accident claims in court or offering low settlement offers, thereby...

Letter from the Editor

Enhance the Brand

Enhance the Brand


During a recession, consumers value brands more than any other time, even as they move to buy less expensive goods.

Ticker

Turn On


An LED firm in Shelby Township trips the light fantastic.

March On


How one firm broke from the single-industry cycle.

Freight Forward

Freight Forward


An enhanced global freight hub in Detroit would generate billions of dollars in revenue and thousands of jobs.

PDA Q&A

Kathy Myers

Kathy Myers


Director of Business Development, Conlin Travel, Ann Arbor

Focus

Medical Oasis

Medical Oasis


Hospital groups throughout the region are transforming their business models to create, test, patent, and manufacture the next generation of drugs, therapies, and diagnostic tools. So what’s the...

Perspectives

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.

Closing Bell

Captain of Industry

Captain of Industry


Eber Brock Ward, Detroit’s first industrialist and first multimillionaire, had an early hand in steelmaking, railroads, lumber, ships, and bridges until lower-cost competitors prevailed.

Opinion

The Little Engine That Could

The Little Engine That Could


Like Kermit the Frog, modern diesel engines are finding it's not easy being green. But that could soon change.

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