May-June 2012

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Business Features

Coach Cadillac

A golf instructor pitches golf swings and car sales.

Exported From Italy

During a series of recent interviews, Sergio Marchionne addresses a wide range of issues, including queries about several major investment initiatives in metro Detroit.

CBI Detroit

Troy-based firm hacks its way to security.

Pony Up!

After millions of dollars were used to buy and convert 320 acres into a bustling airport-city for supply and logistics firms, Wayne County taxpayers wound up with a horse track. How a power struggle inside the county executive office led to a $35-million white elephant.

Treetops: Going For The Green

With bankruptcy rumors swirling, one of northern Michigan’s storied golf resorts overhauled its management team.

Final Shot

Forest Dunes in northern Michigan drew critical acclaim, but the resort struggled to generate revenue from rounds alone.

PDA Q&A: Krishna Kallakuri

The E-Interview with Krishna Kallakuri, the Owner and Vice President of Datafactz, Northville.

Spice Girls

Creating an economic garden with herbs and spices.

All Aboard

Michigan’s manufacturing industry relies on a private network of rail lines to move freight to global markets.

Foaming Over

An automotive marketing executive switches gears. Welcome to the beer life.

Champions of the New Economy 2012

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From the Magazine

Digital Habitat

The industrial revolution was never history’s best friend. Apart from museums and historical attractions like The Henry Ford in Dearborn, there are few buildings in Detroit that predate the mechanical age.

Water Works

The Cadillaqua festival in 1912 showcased Detroit’s love of aquatic sports, along with its penchant for fireworks — be it pyrotechnics or political scandals.

And The Beat Goes On

The pace of redevelopment in downtown Detroit would accelerate if business and government worked more closely together.
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