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Michigan Hispanic Collaborative in Detroit Launches Youth Education and Development Program

The Michigan Hispanic Collaborative (MIHC) in Detroit today launched its initial campaign, La Próxima Generación (The Next Generation), which seeks to close the academic and professional achievement gap experienced by young Latino students.

Report: Diesel Expected to be Dominant Fuel for Commercial Vehicles in Foreseeable Future

IHS Markit in Southfield, which specializes in information, analytics, and solutions for major industries and markets, today released a report that says commercial vehicles are expected to run on diesel fuel for the foreseeable future.

Universal McCann Will Open Office in Downtown Detroit to Oversee Quicken Loans’ Media Planning and Buying

Detroit-based Quicken Loans Inc. today announced a long-term agreement with Universal McCann (UM) to oversee the mortgage company’s media planning and buying. UM also announced plans to open a new office in the Bedrock-owned First National Building at Woodward Avenue and Cadillac Square in downtown Detroit.

TARDEC Cyber Hub Unveiled at Warren’s Detroit Arsenal

The Detroit Arsenal, U.S. Army TARDEC, Merit Network, and the Michigan Defense Center Friday unveiled the TARDEC Cyber Hub, the latest addition to the Michigan Cyber Range, which is part of the Detroit Arsenal in Warren.

Federal-Mogul Powertrain in Southfield to Launch Electrification Strategy for Commercial Vehicles to Reduce Emissions, Raise Fuel Economy

Federal-Mogul Powertrain in Southfield Friday announced it is launching its new electrification system for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The system is cost-effective, fully scalable, and modular, and can also be customized to meet emission and efficiency targets, the auto supplier reports.

NeuMoDx in Ann Arbor Signs Global Distribution Partnership to Speed Molecular Diagnostics

QIAGEN N.V. in the Netherlands and NeuMoDx Molecular Inc. in Ann Arbor today announced a strategic partnership to commercialize two new fully integrated systems for the automation of PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing. The systems are designed to help clinical molecular diagnostic laboratories process increasing test volumes and deliver more rapid insights on a broad range of diseases.

Seattle’s Amazon Features Michigan Business in Advertising to Promote New Amazon Storefronts

Seattle-based Amazon today announced the opening of Amazon Storefronts, an online store for customers to shop exclusively from U.S. small and medium-sized businesses selling on Amazon. The company is also launching advertising highlighting the venture that features a Michigan business that sells its products through the platform.

Report: Offering Hospitals Incentives Through Medicaid to Improve Quality, Reduce Costs, are Effective

A new study by Ann Arbor’s University of Michigan shows that incentives for hospitals to improve their quality and reduce costs are effective. Hospitals that participate in such programs benefit not only from direct payment from patients’ treatments but also the good scores they get from patients on the treatment they receive.

Southfield’s See Introduces Revamped Sexy Specs Line

Southfield-based See, an optical concept boutique, Thursday announced its revamped Sexy Specs collection is now available in stores. The Sexy Specs concept was made famous by Richard Golden, former president and CEO of D.O.C., who made the original Sexy Specs commercials that aired from the 1990s-2002.

BorgWarner in Auburn Hills Introduces Waste Heat Recovery System for Commercial Vehicles

BorgWarner Inc. in Auburn Hills has introduced the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) waste heat recovery system, which is new to the commercial vehicle sector. In conventional applications, almost 50 percent of the engine's fuel energy is rejected to the environment as heat.

U-M in Ann Arbor Partners with Harvard University to Address Economic Mobility, Opioid Crisis

The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor Wednesday announced it has partnered with Harvard University on the Equality of Opportunity Project, an effort to spur economic mobility and reduce poverty in Detroit, as well as combine resources in response to the national opioid crisis.

Foreign Direct Investment in Michigan Reaches $12.7B Since 2011 as Gov. Snyder Leads Trade Mission to China

Gov. Rick Snyder will depart this week and lead an investment mission with a local delegation to China. The trip will include meetings with Chinese business leaders and officials and cover such topics as manufacturing, mobility technology, agriculture exports, and tourism.

East Lansing-based MSU Awarded $13.6M to Study Legumes

Michigan State University in East Lansing is now home to the new Feed the Future Legume Systems Research Innovation Lab, which will unite researchers from universities across the U.S. with international collaborators to improve the lives of legume farmers worldwide.

Wayne State’s Graduate Supply Chain Program Ranked Among Top 25 in the Country

Wayne State University’s graduate global supply chain management program is among the nation’s top 25, according to Gartner, a leading industry research company that releases rankings every other year.

Troy’s Kresge Foundation Donates $50M to Transform Detroit’s Marygrove College Campus Into Learning Center for Early Childhood Education Through Graduate Studies

The Kresge Foundation in Troy today announced the donation of $50 million to the P-20 Partnership, a cradle-to-career educational partnership that will include an early childhood education center, K-12 school, and the introduction of teacher education training modeled after hospital residency programs. All aspects of the program will be housed at Detroit’s Marygrove College.

Adient in Plymouth Township Appoints Douglas G. DelGrosso as President and CEO

Adient, a large automotive seating supplier in Plymouth Township, today announced it has appointed Douglas G. DelGrosso president and CEO, effective Oct. 1. He will also join Adient's board of directors at that time.

Blink Fitness to Open Location at the Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center

The Detroit Pistons and Blink Fitness today announced plans to build a publicly accessible Blink Fitness franchise inside the state-of-the-art Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center. The center is scheduled to open next year.

Chicago-based Primary Care Provider VillageMD Expands to Michigan

Chicago’s VillageMD, a national primary care provider, Wednesday announced it has expanded into Michigan. The company aims to offer physicians the solutions and services they need to improve clinical outcomes, enhance patient and physician satisfaction, and lower the total cost of care.

Condos in Detroit’s Historic Trumbull House Now Available

Detroit’s Trumbull House, a home built in 1897 and located at 4304 Trumbull in the Woodbridge neighborhood, has been transformed into one- and two-bedroom condominiums that are available for sale.

Dearborn’s Ford Commissions Detroit’s Rebel Nell to Create Graffiti Jewelry From Michigan Central Station

Rebel Nell, a social enterprise in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood, is repurposing fallen pieces of graffiti from Michigan Central Station to create a limited-edition collection.

Dearborn’s Ford Motor Co. Introduces AI All-wheel-drive Disconnect on 2019 Edge

Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn today unveiled its all-wheel-drive disconnect, which detects driving conditions and automatically shifts between two-wheel and all-wheel drive. This first-for-Ford technology is available on the new 2019 Ford Edge.

Detroit’s Huron Capital Acquires California’s Infiniti Consulting Group

Detroit-based Huron Capital, a lower-middle-market private equity firm, Tuesday announced its information technology solutions platform, InterVision Systems, has acquired California’s Infinity Consulting Group, a cloud services and IT consulting company.

New App From U-M Startup MoxyTech Allows Patients to Record Pain Via 3D Model

MoxyTech, a University of Michigan startup, Tuesday launched GeoPain, a mobile pain-tracking app. It gives users a 3D image of the body to zero in on the pain — its location and intensity — and brings a new tool to precision health.

Michigan Forms New Division to Combat Insurance and Financial Fraud

Gov. Rick Snyder Tuesday announced the formation of a new division within the state’s Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) that is designed to investigate acts of fraud in the insurance and financial sectors.

Michigan Unveils Professional-Trade Information Website

The Talent and Economic Development Department of Michigan Tuesday unveiled Going-PRO.com, a resource for students and jobseekers to learn more about professional trades.

Wayne State University in Detroit Opens $2M Athletic Performance Center

Wayne State University in Detroit has announced the opening of its updated Athletic Performance Center, a $2.2-million, 11,500-square-foot facility that nearly quadruples the space of the previous training facility. The school first announced the opening on Thursday, Aug. 30.

Ram Debuts 2018 Chassis Cab Harvest Edition, Geared to U.S. Farmers

Ram, a division of FCA US in Auburn Hills, today introduced the 2018 Ram Chassis Cab Harvest Edition, an agricultural market-specific truck. The 1500, 2500, and 3500 pickup versions of the Harvest Edition come equipped with large front tow hooks, a transfer-case skid plate, side steps, fog lamps, and a rear back-up camera.

Detroit Institute of Arts to Debut New Wing for Asian Art on Nov. 4

The Detroit Institute of Arts today announced it will debut its newly expanded galleries dedicated to Asian art in the Robert and Katherine Jacobs Asian Wing on Sunday, Nov. 4. The gallery space, located at the north end of the DIA, highlights objects and themes that represent diverse art forms, cultural practices, and systems of belief.

Ann Arbor Native Appointed CEO of Detroit’s Henry Ford Hospital

Henry Ford Health System in Detroit Monday announced it has selected Richard “Chip” Davis as CEO for Henry Ford Hospital following a national search. He will begin Nov. 15 and replace Dr. John Popovich Jr., who retired earlier this year.

Romulus-based United Road Services Names CEO

United Road Services, a provider of finished vehicle transport logistics based in Romulus, has announced the appointment of Mark Anderson as CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Anderson currently serves as president and COO.

Detroit’s INFICON Develops Leak Detector for High-speed Robotic Applications

INFICON, a supplier of leak-detection equipment for the auto industry, Monday announced it has developed an industry-first leak detector suited for high-speed robotic test applications.

Blog: 5 Myths About Online Higher Education

In the lead up to National Online Learning Day on Sept. 15, I thought it would be appropriate to take this opportunity to debunk a few myths about online learning in higher education, which persist despite the growing number of distance learning students.

Detroit-based In-House Realty Changes Name to Rocket Homes, Debuts New Website

In-House Realty, a Detroit-based subsidiary of Rock Holdings Inc., a national leader in FinTech real estate services, today announced it has rebranded as Rocket Homes.

Detroit’s Chevrolet Launches App to Prevent Distracted Driving

Detroit-based General Motor Co.’s Chevrolet today announced the launch of Call Me Out, a smartphone app that reminds drivers to put their phones down while driving.

Ford Introduces Trail Control Feature on 2019 F-150 Raptor

Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn today announced the upgraded 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor has picked up a new feature called Trail Control. It’s akin to cruise control for off-road driving.

Researchers at East Lansing’s MSU Develop App to Test Blood Pressure

East Lansing’s Michigan State University researchers have invented a blood pressure app that can give accurate readings using an iPhone with no special equipment. The app could be available in late 2019.

SecureWorld Detroit Brings Cyber Security Conference to Dearborn

SecureWorld Detroit will bring cyber security experts to Dearborn’s Ford Motor Co. Conference and Event Center for its 16th annual conference, scheduled to run Sept. 12-13.

Pontiac’s Notre Dame Prep Opens $7.5M Science, Art, Tech Wing

Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy (NDPMA) in Pontiac has opened a 26,000-square-foot, $7.5-million science, art, and technology wing.

East Lansing’s MSU Receives $30M Gift to Complete Business Pavilion

Michigan State University in East Lansing Thursday announced it has received a $30-million gift toward the completion of the Business Pavilion at the Eli Broad College of Business.

Gov. Snyder Allows Former Felons to Seek Business Licenses

In a bid to fill jobs during a period of low unemployment, Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has removed the checkbox reading, “Were you convicted of a felony?” that precedes occupational and construction code licensing applications.

U-M in Ann Arbor to Host Entrepalooza on Sept. 21, Keynote by Zingerman’s Ari Weinzweig

Entrepreneurship programs from across the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor will come together to host the annual Entrepalooza symposium on Friday, Sept. 21 at the Michigan League. This year's event will highlight food entrepreneurship, giving attendees the opportunity to learn directly from successful founders through hands-on workshops and a showcase fair.

Fred Astaire Dance Studio Michigan to Add 10 Locations in 5 Years, First in West Bloomfield Township

Owners of Fred Astaire Dance Studio Michigan, which has its flagship location in Bloomfield Hills, Tuesday announced they plan to open 10 more locations in Michigan within the next five years. The newest location in West Bloomfield Township started offering classes on Aug. 27.

Oakland University Opens New Dorm, Welcomes Largest Freshman Class

Responding to growing enrollment and increased demand for campus housing, Oakland University this week opened a $78-million, 289,000-square-foot residence hall at the south end of the campus which spans Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills.

Detroit Country Day School in Beverly Hills Opens $14M Middle School

The Detroit Country Day School in Beverly Hills today celebrated the completion of a $14-million renovation to the existing middle school on Hillview Lane. The project wraps up phase one of a $33-million update of the middle and lower schools.

Chevrolet Debuts Colorado ZR2 Bison, Collaborates with AEV in Wixom

Detroit-based Chevrolet today announced it will add the Colorado ZR2 Bison to its midsize truck lineup as an all-new performance variant. Bison is Chevy’s first collaboration with American Expedition Vehicles (AEV), a premium off-road aftermarket manufacturer in Wixom.

Mahindra in Auburn Hills Unveils First On-road Vehicle Marazzo

Auburn Hills’ Mahindra Automotive North America Wednesday announced the release of the Marazzo, its new multi-purpose vehicle. The Marazzo is the first on-road vehicle to stem from the Mahindra Group’s 2013 decision to set up an automotive operation in metro Detroit.

The STEMIE Coalition Becomes Part of The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Organizations to Encourage Invention Learning

The Henry Ford in Dearborn and the STEMIE Coalition today announced they are partnering to bring invention and entrepreneur education to students around the world. Effective immediately, the STEMIE Coalition will be part of The Henry Ford organization.

Cuban-inspired Restaurant Slated for Detroit’s Columbia Street

Frita Batidos, a Cuban-inspired restaurant in Ann Arbor, and Detroit’s Olympia Development of Michigan today announced the restaurant will open a Detroit location next year at the new Columbia Street shopping and dining destination between the Fox Theatre and the Little Caesars world headquarters campus expansion.

Southfield Auto Supplier Denso Invests in Semiconductor Devices to Advance Autonomous Driving Solutions

Denso, a Tier 1 automotive supplier that has its North American headquarters in Southfield, today announced its subsidiary NSITEXE Inc., a developer of key semiconductor components enabling automated driving, has invested in ThinCI Inc., an AI hardware startup developing computing platforms.

Altair in Troy Releases 2 New Simulation Platforms for Manufacturers

Troy’s Altair, a simulation technology company, today announced the release of the Altair Inspire simulation-driven design platform, as well as the Altair 365 cloud collaboration platform.

Cadillac Debuts All-new 2019 XT4 Compact SUV, Goes on Sale This Fall

The new Cadillac XT4 Compact SUV, revealed today, offers a turbocharged propulsion system and advanced chassis systems, among numerous other features.

Report: U-M, MSU, and Wayne State Contribute $18.7B to Michigan’s Economy in 2017

Michigan’s University Research Corridor (URC) contributed $18.7 billion to the state economy in 2017, according to an Anderson Economic Group report released today during a Detroit Economic Club luncheon.

FCA US Adds $30M Autonomous Testing Facility at its Chelsea Proving Grounds Near Ann Arbor

FCA US in Auburn Hills today announced it has invested more than $30 million at its Chelsea Proving Grounds west of Ann Arbor to further development and testing of autonomous vehicle and advanced safety technologies.

Detroit’s Peninsula Capital Partners Sells Interests in Alabama’s Walpar

Detroit’s Peninsula Capital Partners today announced it has sold its interests in Walpar in connection with a sale of the company to Valmont Industries Inc. of Omaha, Neb. Walpar is based in Birmingham, Ala.

Beaumont Health in Southfield to Open Outpatient Care Campuses in Wayne, Macomb Counties

Southfield’s Beaumont Health today announced plans to develop outpatient care campuses in northeast Macomb County and western Wayne County in 2020. The exact locations haven’t been released, but groundbreakings are slated for next year.

U-M in Ann Arbor Receives $10M to Open Weiser Diplomacy Center

Ann Arbor’s University of Michigan plans to open the Weiser Diplomacy Center with a $10-million gift from U-M alumni Ron and Eileen Weiser. The center will serve as a hub for engagement with the foreign political community.

WellCare in Tampa Completes Acquisition of Detroit’s Meridian Health Plan for $2.5B

WellCare Health Plans Inc. in Tampa today announced it has completed the acquisition of Detroit-based Meridian Health Plan of Michigan Inc., Meridian Health Plan of Illinois Inc., and MeridianRx, a pharmacy benefit manager (collectively "Meridian") following the receipt of all required regulatory approvals.

Super C Group in Birmingham to Acquire 65 Salons in Michigan, Add 10 Locations

Birmingham’s Super C Group has entered into an agreement to acquire 65 Michigan-based salons from Minnesota-based Regis Corp. The acquisition and planned new-store openings are expected to bring the total number of franchised Supercuts locations in Michigan to 85, including other franchisees.

Report: Metro Detroit Homes Sales and Median Sales Price Rise in July

July home sales and median sales price increased year-over-year, according to the RE/MAX of Southeastern Michigan Housing Report released today.

Beringea in Farmington Hills Part of Finance Team That Invests $6M in Avid Ratings

Beringea, a private equity firm in Farmington Hills, was part of the finance team that extended $6 million in new funding to Avid Ratings, an industry leader in North America that provides homebuilders with digital tools to improve customer engagement. The investment, which includes 4490 Ventures in Madison, Wis., was announced today.

Lansing’s Neogen Corp. Acquires Virginia-based Cattle-Gene Data-Management Company

Neogen Corp. in Lansing today announced it has acquired the assets of Livestock Genetic Services LCC (LGS), a Virginia-based company that specializes in genetic evaluations and data management for cattle-breeding organizations. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Ada’s Burke Porter Group Acquires Auburn Hills’ WinterPark Engineering

Burke Porter Group (BPG) in Ada, Mich. (east of Grand Rapids), a global supplier of intelligent testing instrumentation and assembly systems and solutions, today announced the acquisition of Auburn Hills’ WinterPark Engineering, a provider of engineering services for global emissions and regulatory applications. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

More Cruise Ships Coming to Michigan and the Great Lakes

Gov. Rick Snyder Thursday helped launch “Cruise the Great Lakes,” a new international partnership to bring more cruise passengers to the Great Lakes. The program is the latest project of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers, (GSGP) of which Governor Snyder is the chair.

Report: Consumer Sentiment Remains Negative Despite Growth in Economy

Consumer sentiment has remained virtually unchanged despite positive news about growth in the U.S. economy, according to Ann Arbor’s University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.

Downtown Lansing to Add Meijer Urban Market, Hotel, Residential Mixed-use Building

Lansing’s Gillespie Group unveiled a four-story, mixed-use concept in downtown Lansing that is designed to transform the 600 block of East Michigan Avenue at the southeast corner of Larch Street. The project was announced Wednesday.

Dearborn-based Carhartt Introduces Skilled Trades Platform

Dearborn’s Carhartt, a workwear brand, Thursday launched a platform called Carhartt for Workers (CFW) to help close the skilled trades gap and advocate for skilled workers.

Detroit Businesses and Organizations Partner to Offer Incentives to Detroit Teachers

Detroit’s Skillman Foundation and the Detroit Children’s Fund Thursday announced the launch of Teach 313, a local and national campaign to recruit early childhood-12th grade teachers to Detroit. The program will offer incentives from corporate partners, including General Motors Co. and Quicken Loans Inc.

Blog: Six Steps to Help You Find Your Way after Wayfair

For remote retailers, marketplace providers, and many other sellers, the world changed dramatically on June 21, 2018, when the U.S. Supreme Court decided that internet retailers can be required to collect sales taxes in states even where they have no physical presence. This overturned the Court’s 1967 Bellas Hess and 1992 Quill decisions — essentially acknowledging the realities of our now fully digital economy.

Southfield’s Beaumont to Open 30 Urgent Care Centers in Metro Detroit in Partnership with Georgia’s WellStreet

Southfield-based Beaumont Health Wednesday announced it has partnered with Atlanta’s WellStreet Urgent Care to open 30 urgent care centers throughout metro Detroit by the end of 2019.

Eastern Michigan University to Offer Two Years of Free Tuition Starting in Fall 2019

Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti today announced it is introducing a new scholarship program that provides students with the final two years of their tuition for free when they pay the first two years.

Southfield’s IoT Company Guardhat Moves Headquarters to Downtown Detroit

Guardhat, an Internet of Things (IoT) industrial safety technology developer, Wednesday announced it will move its headquarters to 1520 Woodward Ave. in downtown Detroit from its Southfield office. The new space is located between Witherell and John R streets.

Dearborn-based Ford GoRide Partners with Detroit’s DMC for Nonemergency Medical Transportation

Dearborn’s Ford Motor Co. today announced it is offering its GoRide non-emergency medical transportation service across the Detroit Medical Center network.

Priority Health in Grand Rapids Launches Personalized Wellness Programs Via PriorityWell

Grand Rapids-based Priority Health, the second largest health plan in Michigan, today announced it is transforming its wellness programs to address the overall wellbeing of members with a new product, PriorityWell.

Grand Rapids-based Advanced Protein Technology Unveils Collagen-based Nutra Collagen Products

Advanced Protein Technology in Grand Rapids has unveiled its new line of Nutra Collagen, or collagen-based products.

AT&T Invests $1.3B in Michigan From 2015-2017, Prepares to Introduce 5G Service

Texas-based AT&T Tuesday announced it has invested more than $1.3 billion in its wireless and wired networks from 2015-2017 in Michigan. Of this, nearly $650 million went to networks in metro Detroit.

Ford Uses Aerial Drones to Inspect Manufacturing Plant, Looks to Expand Program

Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn today announced it is using small aerial drones equipped with motion cameras to inspect high-rise gantries, pipework, and roof areas at its Dagenham Engine Plant in the UK.

North American Bancard in Troy Partners with Homebase to Offer Employee Management Tool

Troy-based North American Bancard Holdings (NAB), a payment solutions company, and Homebase, a provider of team management solutions, today announced a partnership to offer small businesses an employee management tool. The Homebase software is being offered through NAB's PayAnywhere technology platform.

Doctors at Southfield’s Ascension Providence Hospital Implant Heart Devices Without Radiation

Researchers at Southfield’s Ascension Providence Hospital have developed a 3-D mapping technique that allows heart devices to be implanted without exposing patients and health care workers to radiation.

Caribbean Restaurant Norma G’s Opens in Detroit’s Jefferson-Chalmers Neighborhood

Norma G’s Cuisine, a Caribbean restaurant, officially opened its doors to the public Tuesday. Once a food truck, it now has a permanent home at 14700 E. Jefferson Ave. in Detroit and is the first sit-down, full-service restaurant to open in the Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood in 30 years.

Arizona’s Carvana, an Online Used Car Buying Platform, Expands to Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Flint

Carvana, an Arizona-based e-commerce platform for buying used cars, today announced it has launched in four additional markets — Grand Rapids, Lansing, Flint, and Fort Wayne, Ind. The company first came to Michigan in July 2017 when it launched in Detroit.

Troy’s Rainbow Child Care Center Acquired by Oregon’s KinderCare Education

Oregon’s KinderCare Education Monday announced the acquisition of Troy-based Rainbow Child Care Center. Rainbow has 150 centers in 16 states and is the eighth largest child care provider in the nation.

New Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition Debuts, New Exterior and Interior Features

FCA in Auburn Hills today announced the debut of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition, which pays tribute to the annual Easter Jeep Safari event in Moab, Utah. The event is hosted by the Red Rock 4-Wheelers off-road club, and will next be held April 13-21, 2019.

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Breaks Ground on $6M Atwater Beach

The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Monday broke ground on Atwater Beach, which will transform a former industrial site along the East Riverfront into a beach and picnic area. The $6-million project is expected to be completed in summer 2019.

Michigan Venture Capital Association in Ann Arbor Announces 2018 Award Nominees

Ann Arbor-based Michigan Venture Capital Association, a nonprofit trade association founded in 2002 to boost the amount of capital and talent for the state’s entrepreneurial and investment community, today announced it will host its MVCA Annual Awards Dinner with Gov. Rick Snyder on Oct. 2 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Eastern Market in Detroit.

Meijer Launches New Line of Convenience Store/Fuel Stations, Starbucks Coming Soon

Meijer in Grand Rapids today announced it is rolling out newly-designed convenience store and gas stations, with the first facility located at 2988 Walker NW, adjacent to the retailer's headquarters.

Michigan Strategic Fund Board Approves Projects Expected to Attract $100M

The Michigan Strategic Fund board today approved projects expected to generate nearly $100 million in private investment and create 312 jobs, Lansing’s Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) announced.

2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition Makes Debut

Dearborn-based Ford Motor Co. today introduced the 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition, which honors the legendary American Gulf Oil-sponsored Ford GT40 by featuring one of the most famous paint schemes in motorsports, plus a set of additional features.

East Lansing’s MSU to Break Ground on $100M STEM Teaching and Learning Facility

Michigan State University in East Lansing Friday announced it will break ground on a $100-million STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Teaching and Learning Facility.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Meets With British Ambassador to Partner on Electronic Vehicle Technologies

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder today welcomed Sir Kim Darroch KCMG, the British ambassador to the United States, to Michigan.

The Detroit Sessions Returns: Concert and U.S. Film Premiere at the Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Sessions, a nonprofit focused on elevating the cultural vibrancy of Detroit, presents a multi-day event series inspired by the human rights legacy of music icon Mstislav Rostropovich.

Bridge Between One Woodward and Guardian Building Becomes Permanent Home of Light Art Installation

"Detroit Skybridge," an unused bridge connecting One Woodward and the Guardian Building, has gotten new life as the structure for a permanent installation by contemporary artist Phillip K. Smith III. The bridge, which features windows colored by light, was illuminated for the first time just after 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Scientists at East Lansing’s MSU Discover Gene Malfunction Associated With Arthritic Autoimmune Disorder

A new study from East Lansing-based Michigan State University has found a malfunctioning gene associated with ankylosing spondylitis, or AS, that is directly linked to the loss of vital immune cells that may prevent the disease.

Southfield Announces Mixed-use Redevelopment Plans for Northland Mall

The city of Southfield today announced several developers have submitted letters of intent to acquire land at the former Northland Mall, which opened in 1954 and closed in 2015. The city also has entered into due diligence agreements with the prospective developers.

Michigan Technological University in Houghton Hosts World’s First Freshwater Site for Testing Autonomous Watercraft

The Smart Ships Coalition of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence has unveiled its Marine Autonomy Research Site, the world’s first freshwater location for testing unmanned surface and underwater vessels. The site is located in Houghton, and will be managed by Michigan Technological University.

SkySpecs in Ann Arbor Opens Office in Amsterdam to Expand European Operations

Ann Arbor-based SkySpecs, a provider of robotics solutions for the wind energy industry, today announced the opening of an office in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Founded in 2008, the company has been inspecting wind turbines via automated aerial drones in North America and Europe, and plans to continue both onshore and offshore growth in 2019 and beyond.

National Black MBA Association Conference Coming to Detroit for Event’s 40th Anniversary

The National Black MBA Association will host its 2018 Annual Conference and Exposition Sept. 25-29 at Cobo Center in Detroit.

Report: Michigan Employer Demand for Lightweighting Doubles in Six Years

Employer demand for lightweighting-related skills in Michigan increased between the first and second quarters of 2018 and has doubled since the first quarter of 2012 with more than 56,000 job postings, according to a new report released by Detroit’s LIFT — Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow.

Detroit’s Henry Ford Health System Joins Medicaid Transformation Project

Henry Ford Health System in Detroit has joined 16 other health systems in the U.S. on the Medicaid Transformation Project, a national effort to transform health care and related social needs for the nearly 75 million Americans who rely on Medicaid.

Peninsula Capital Partners in Detroit Invests in Travel and Leisure Industry

Detroit–based Peninsula Capital Partners today announced its portfolio company, MMGY Global, has completed two acquisitions with capital support from Peninsula’s most recent investment partnership, Peninsula Fund VI L.P., with committed capital of $402 million.

Troy’s NAI to Open Manufacturing Facility in China

NAI, a Troy-based manufacturer of global connectivity solutions for high-performance systems used in the industrial technology, telecom, and medical industries, Wednesday announced the opening of a manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China. The plant is slated to open Sept. 1.
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