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New Housing Permits Rose 8% in 2016, Number Expected to Continue Growing in 2017

New housing permits in Oakland, Wayne, Macomb, and St. Clair counties were on the rise in 2016, according to the Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan, a trade association in Farmington Hills.

Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn Changes Name, Launches Educational Partnerships

The Henry Ford in Dearborn today announced it is changing the name of Henry Ford Museum to Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. While the name of the overall destination remains The Henry Ford, the organization is extending Henry Ford Museum’s name to better convey the core idea of innovation throughout its extensive collection.

Detroit Auto Show draws more than 800,000 People, Economic Impact Rises to $450M

The North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in Detroit came to a close on Sunday, wrapping up two weeks of showcasing automobiles and emerging technologies. A combination of new models and mobility platforms, along with a stretch of mild weather, drew 806,554 attendees to the show, down from 815,575 people who attended last year.

Poll Indicates Michigan Residents Strongly Oppose Prescription Requirement for PSE

Registered residents are “strongly opposed to legislation that would require a prescription for cold and allergy medications containing pseudoephedrine (PSE), which are currently available over the counter, says a new poll among registered Michigan voters that was conducted by the Consumer Healthcare Products Association in Washington, D.C.

5Qs: Cooper Standard CEO Keith Stephenson on Goals, Automotive Industry

DBusiness Daily News spoke with Keith Stephenson, CEO of Cooper Standard, on the company’s plans for the future, innovation in the auto industry, and new technology.

Blog: Infrastructure Funding in an Age of Austerity

As demands for municipal services increase and costs go up and tax revenues flatten or fall, what is a government to do? Most Michigan politicians have decided that to even suggest more taxes is the kiss of death. Everyone agrees Michigan’s roads need work.

Liquid Web Acquires Web Hosting Company WiredTree

Lansing-based Liquid Web, a $100 million managed hosting provider focused on web-reliant professional data, today announced the acquisition of Chicago-based managed web-hosting company WiredTree.

Java Master Brings In-Store Roasters to Retail Industry

Wixom-based coffee technology company Java Roaster has announced a new line of in-store roasters for coffee retailers and others looking to deliver a fresher brew.

Ford Announces 2018 Mustang Convertible, Leaner and Meaner

Dearborn-based automaker Ford Motor Co. today unveiled the all new Mustang Convertible, as the company’s best-selling sports car begins a national tour of more than 50 regional auto shows across the country.

Josh Linkner Releases New Book, Rethinks Hacking as Potentially ‘Productive’

Detroit-based author John Linkner, a noted tech entrepreneur and two-time New York Times Bestselling author, will be launching his book, "Hacking Innovation: The New Growth Model from the Sinister World of Hackers," on Jan. 24. 

Michigan Treasury Online Improves Digital Business Services

Effective immediately, businesses can upload their W-2s and other wage statements, request fuel credit refunds, and perform other paperless taxpayer duties through a website redesigned to be cleaner and more user friendly.

SCA Performance Enters Special Vehicle Manufacturer Pool Agreement with Ford F-series Trucks

After securing a deal years in the making, General Motors Special Vehicles Manufacturer SCA Performance is now set to begin immediate large-scale production on Ford Motor Co.’s Black Widow and Apex conversion trucks on the F-150 and F-250 platforms. 

Report: Record Global and U.S. Auto Sales Projected for 2017

After global auto sales accelerated sharply in the final months of 2016, gains are expected to continue over the coming year, lifting purchases to an eighth consecutive annual record, according to a new report from Scotiabank, Canada’s national bank.

Business Expansions Receive State Approval, Will Add Jobs in Michigan

Michigan Economic Development Corp. today announced three business expansions that it projects will generate nearly $29.8 million in total investment and create 148 jobs statewide. All three projects received Michigan Strategic Fund approval.

Greektown Casino-Hotel Launches Technologies to Reward Guest Loyalty

Detroit’s Greektown Casino-Hotel, a JACK Entertainment portfolio property, today announced the launch of two technologies — GT Connect and the Greektown Mobile App. With the mobile platforms, guests can use their smartphones to earn rewards, view promotions, request vehicles from valet, pay for meals, and more via a Virtual Players Card.
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The Outside Media Opine on the Motor City

Matty Moroun, Detroit's Border Baron

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Fiat Tries Again in the U.S.

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Whole Foods' Detroit Gamble

Source: WallStreetJournal.com

Luxury Pickups Stray off The Ranch

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Reinventing Lincoln

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

She Drive A Cadillac?

Source: Fast Company

Chrysler's Chief Marketer

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Detroit Valentine

Source: The New Yorker

Sysco's New System

Source: Fast Company

So Cheap, There’s Hope

Source: The Economist

One House at a Time

Source: MetropolisMag.com

Art Motors On

Source: W magazine

Does America Need Manufacturing?

Source: The New York Times Magazine

Sergio’s Star Turn

Source: Forbes

Dodge Will Test Fiat Alliance

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Grumpy Old Car Guys

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Detroit Pushes Back With Young Muscles

Source: The New York Times

Rival Bid Pits Detroit vs. Donor

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Detroit: City of Hope

Source: Forbes

Dave Bing on Fixing Detroit

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Inside a College-Football Tragicomedy

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Epiphany in Dearborn

Source: The Economist

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