May-June 2011

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Business Features

The Comeback Kid

A consultant reinvents his practice.

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

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

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

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

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.

The Piano Man

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

Graduate Business Schools in Metro Detroit *

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 Best Engineering” school rankings – and one (University of Michigan) ranked 8th overall.

Undergraduate Business Schools in Metro Detroit*

Champions of the New Economy 2011

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From the Magazine

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.

A Time for Truth

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

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.
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