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Detroit Medical Center Reaches Five-year Agreement With Wayne State University Physician Group

The Detroit Medical Center, a Tenet Healthcare hospital system, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), announced on Wednesday they have reached a new five-year agreement designed to enhance access to high-quality care for Detroit-area patients.

Dearborn’s Henry Ford Museum to Host Norman Rockwell Exhibit

An exhibit featuring the work of American artist Norman Rockwell will be housed at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn from Oct. 13, 2018-Jan. 13, 2019. “Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt, and the Four Freedoms,” is an internationally touring exhibition organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum.

Farmington Hills’ Lumecon Introduces Detroit Series of LED Lighting

Farmington Hills-based Lumecon, a manufacturer of LED lighting, has released its Detroit Series, an all-encompassing LED lighting series designed with the Motor City in mind.

Report: PCs Aren’t Going Anywhere

Customer satisfaction with personal computers, including desktops, laptops, and tablets, remains unchanged at 77 on a scale of zero-100, according to Ann Arbor’s American Customer Satisfaction Index’s (ACSI) Household Appliances and Electronics Report 2018.

Detroit Children’s Fund Seeks to Offer High-quality Education at All City Schools

The Detroit Children’s Fund today announced its plan to impact Detroit schools to create a quality education for every child who lives in the city. Through data driven decision-making, Detroit Children’s Fund says it is identifying key areas in the city’s educational landscape where investments will create substantial change.

Kelly Services in Troy Invests in Business Talent Group to Advance the Gig Economy

Troy-based Kelly Services, a large workforce solutions company, today announced it has made an equity investment in Business Talent Group (BTG), a leading market place for on-demand consultants, experts, and executives.

American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti Township to Conduct Autonomous Truck Fleet Platooning Study

The American Center for Mobility (ACM) in Ypsilianti Township Monday announced it will research and test automated convoy platooning in a two-year study that will feature both military- and commercial-grade trucks.

Auburn Hills’ BorgWarner Partners With Chinese Automaker on Transportation for Smart Cities

BorgWarner Inc., a global clean and efficient technology solutions company for combustion, hybrid, and electric vehicles based in Auburn Hills, Tuesday announced it has entered into a three-year agreement with WM Motor, a Chinese auto manufacturer. The two companies plan to cooperate in the establishment of transportation models for tomorrow’s smart city.

Detroit’s Wayne State University Researchers Develop Technology to Reverse Drug Resistance in Cancers

Researchers at Detroit-based Wayne State University have announced they have developed a nanoplatform technology that works in combination with existing chemotherapeutic drugs that may reverse drug resistance in renal cell carcinoma, a kidney cancer.

Southfield’s Lawrence Technological University to Offer Adult Classes Through New Career Development Institute

Lawrence Technological University in Southfield Tuesday announced it will offer a series of courses and workshops for working adults through its new Career Development Institute.

The District Detroit Adds Disney Executive, Provides Updates on Development Projects

The District Detroit, the 50-block area that includes Little Caesars Arena, Comerica Park, Ford Field, and dozens of other structures, today announced that data from the Detroit Downtown Development Authority shows property taxes in the area grew an estimated 456 percent from 2013 to 2018.

Bedrock in Detroit Launches Ford’s Chariot Transit Service, Plans to Add Public Usage

Detroit-based Bedrock, the real estate arm of the Rock Family of Companies, today announced it will offer its employees Ford Motor Co.’s Chariot microtransit service for use during their commutes to and from work. Initial plans call for Chariot to run its 14-passenger, WiFi-enabled Ford Transit vehicles along three routes, with daily operating hours from 7am - 9am and 4pm - 7pm.

Chevrolet Debuts 2019 Blazer, Offers a Wider Stance and Multiple New Features

Detroit’s General Motors Co. today unveiled its 2019 Chevrolet Blazer. The two-row midsize SUV includes an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 4G LTE compatibility with an available Wi-Fi hotspot, and keyless open and start.

Topgolf to Open Location in Auburn Hills, Plans to Hire 500 Employees

Topgolf, a Dallas-based global sports and entertainment community that pioneered a technology to make golf more fun and engaging, Monday announced it will open its 51st location in winter 2018 next to Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills.

Michigan Strategic Fund Closes Financial Year With Approval of Projects Expected to Generate More Than $96.5M

The Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) today approved projects expected to generate more than $96.5 million in total investment and create or retain 267 jobs in Michigan, according to the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC).

Detroit’s Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to Launch Virtual Well-Being Webinars, Downloadable Content

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan in Detroit Monday announced that it will launch its new Virtual Well-Being program on Jan. 1, 2019. The program will offer employers and members access to live, weekly well-being webinars and downloadable health resources.

FCA’s Ram in Auburn Hills Unveils 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12

Auburn Hills-based Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Ram today announced the 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12, which offers leather seating for the first time, updated technology, and off-road features for the full-size truck.

Detroit’s Little Caesars Opens Pizza Portal Pickup Across the U.S.

Detroit-based Little Caesars today announced it has completed the installation of its Pizza Portal pickup in nearly all of its U.S. stores. Customers are now able to order and pay ahead, then bypass the counter and pick up their food from the Pizza Portal pickup.

Detroit Office Building Next to Cobo Center Goes up for Auction, Property Could be Developed for a Hotel

A three-story office building in Detroit’s central business district located across W. Congress Street from Cobo Center will be up for auction Sept. 25 to Sept. 27. The white terra cotta and brick building was appraised for $5 million earlier this year, and the starting bid is $1.2 million.

Report: Michigan Among Top 5 National Markets For Increase in Real House Prices

Michigan is one of five states in the nation with the greatest year-over-year increase in the First American Real House Price Index (RHPI), released today by First American Financial Corp.

Fast Casual Seafood Franchise Captain D’s Plans to Expand to Metro Detroit in 2019

Nashville-based Captain D’s, a chain of fast casual seafood restaurants, today announced the signing of franchise development agreements that will expand its presence in key markets throughout the Midwest and the Southeast, including three new restaurants coming to metro Detroit.

Superior Township’s Hyundai America Technical Center Awarded Nearly $5M to Research Mixed-mode Gasoline Engine

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced it will award $4.9 million over three years to the Hyundai America Technical Center in Superior Township to conduct research and development for an advanced mixed-mode gasoline engine designed to improve fuel economy and CO2 emissions.

Global Urban Summit CityLab Detroit to be Held in October

CityLab, a global cities summit organized by the Aspen Institute, The Atlantic, and Bloomberg Philanthropies to address urgent urban issues, is coming to Detroit next month and will feature such speakers as Mary Barra, chairman and CEO of General Motors Co., and Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City.

Belle Isle Conservatory to See Almost $2M in Renovations

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Thursday announced the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory in Detroit’s Belle Isle Park will undergo a $1.9-million renovation project starting in October.

Everdays in Detroit Launches Death Notification App to Complement Digital Platform

Detroit-based Everdays, a social platform that builds communities around milestone life events and provides people with the ability to stay up-to-date about deaths in their life's network, Thursday announced the introduction of a free new consumer app.

Oxford Companies in Ann Arbor Acquires Ann Arbor’s 777 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Plans $10M Renovation

Ann Arbor’s Oxford Companies Thursday announced it has acquired 777 E. Eisenhower Parkway on Ann Arbor’s south side. The 10-story, 290,000-square-foot building is one of the city’s highest-profile office properties. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Cincinnati-based Buffalo Wings and Rings Looks to Open 30 Metro Detroit Locations

Buffalo Wings and Rings, a Cincinnati-based franchise, plans to open a location in metro Detroit within the year and expand in Michigan over the next five years. The sports restaurant franchise has 80 units worldwide and has grown significantly since its establishment in 1984.

Kalamazoo-based WMU Opens Manufacturing Lab in Downtown Grand Rapids

Kalamazoo’s Western Michigan University Wednesday announced it has opened its 15,000-square-foot AMP Lab in downtown Grand Rapids.

Stoney River Steakhouse at Columbia Center in Troy to Open in October

Adding to what is the highest concentration of steakhouses in Michigan, J. Alexander’s Holdings Inc. today announced it will open a new Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill on Oct. 29 at 155 West Big Beaver Road (near Livernois) in the Columbia Center campus in Troy.

The M Den to Open at Columbia Street in Downtown Detroit Next Year, Includes The Victors Collection

The M Den and Olympia Development of Michigan today announced that the official merchandise retailer for University of Michigan athletic apparel will open its first Detroit location along the new Columbia Street shopping and dining destination next year.

Metro Detroit Home Permits on Pace for Second-Best Year Since 2006

A total of 503 single-family permits were issued in Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, and Wayne counties in August 2018, according to a new report from the Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan. This is more than the 440 permits the association’s econometric model had forecasted.

MSU in East Lansing Receives $2M to Reimagine U.S. Power Grid

East Lansing’s Michigan State University Wednesday announced it has received $2 million to help develop next-generation designs for long-duration storage on the U.S. power grid. MSU will work with partners Arizona State University, Dresser-Rand, and Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures on the project.

Southwest Solutions Receives $2.5M Gift to Renovate Homes in Detroit’s Newberry Neighborhood

Southwest Solutions in Detroit Wednesday announced it has received a $2.5-million gift from Judith Yaker to establish the Sam L. and Judith Yaker Fund that will be used to catalyze homeownership and revitalization in the Chadsey-Condon neighborhood in southwest Detroit.

The Kiefer Foundation in Plymouth Expands Efforts to Combat Distracted Driving

The Kiefer Foundation in Plymouth, which trains and educates teenage drivers and their parents about the importance of safe and responsible driving, Wednesday announced the second phase of a project with the Michigan Department of Transportation to install a 1.3-mile stretch of protective cable guardrail on I-96 near East Lansing.

Henry Ford Health System to Occupy New Office Building in Downtown Royal Oak

Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System today announced it will occupy all of Royal Oak City Center, a new six-story, 145,000-square-foot, high-tech outpatient medical center that is expected to open in mid-2020.

David DiChiera, Founder and Former General Director of Michigan Opera Theatre in Detroit, Passes Away

David DiChiera, founder and long-time general director of Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT), died Tuesday at his home in Detroit with his family by his side. He was 83 years old and had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March 2017.

Report: Home Sales Down Slightly in August, Median Sales Price Up

Metro Detroit home sales are down year-over-year while the median sales price has increased, according to the August 2018 RE/MAX of Southeastern Michigan Housing Report.

Terry Adderley Retires as Chairman of Troy-based Kelly Services

Kelly Services Inc., a large workforce solutions firm in Troy, today announced the retirement of Terence E. “Terry” Adderley as chairman, and elected lead director Donald R. Parfet to be its next chairman. George S. Corona will continue as president and CEO of Kelly Services and remain a member of Kelly’s board, while Adderley remains the controlling shareholder.

Southfield’s CarbonTV Relaunches and Expands Outdoor Lifestyle Content and Offerings

CarbonTV, a Southfield-based outdoor, online over-the-top (OTT) streaming content site, Tuesday announced the relaunch of CarbonTV.com. Updates include a streamlined interface, faster-loading content, and a predictive featured-content engine that will provide a customized experience.

Grand Rapids’ Blackford Capital Invests in California Audiovisual Company

Blackford Capital, a national private equity firm based in Grand Rapids, Tuesday announced it has invested in Tustin, Calif.’s Hall Research, a designer, engineer, and manufacturer of audiovisual hardware and software systems that better communicate between audiovisual sources and displays.

Genuine Parts Co. in Atlanta Acquires Detroit’s Hastings Auto Parts Inc.

Atlanta’s Genuine Parts Co. today announced its U.S. Automotive Parts Group has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Hastings Auto Parts Inc. in Detroit. The effective close date is Oct. 1. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.

The Corner Apartment and Retail Project at Old Tiger Stadium Site in Detroit to be Completed in February

The former Tiger Stadium site in Detroit received the city’s first modular home drop today as part of a mixed-used development at Michigan and Trumbull called The Corner. The $30-million project, which will feature 111 apartments and 26,000 square feet of commercial space, will be completed in February.

Ann Arbor’s U-M Receives $18M for Tobacco Research Center

The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor today announced its School of Public Health will house a new, multi-institutional center focusing on modeling and predicting the impact of tobacco regulation, funded through an $18-million federal grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Bloomfield Hills’ Center Rock Capital Partners Acquire American Piping Products

Center Rock Capital Partners LP in Bloomfield Hills today announced it has acquired American Piping Products, a Missouri-based global distributor of steel pipe, fittings, and valves. AAP marks Center Rock’s second platform investment out of its inaugural investment vehicle, Center Rock Capital Partners Fund I LP.

Jackson’s Consumers Energy Starts Operation of Large-scale Battery at Kalamazoo’s Western Michigan University

Consumers Energy in Jackson Monday announced it has installed a new large-scale battery on Kalamazoo-based Western Michigan University’s campus. The battery is expected to store enough energy to power 1,000 homes at any time.

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.
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