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Ford Launches National Parking Feature for FordPass App

Dearborn-based Ford Motor Co. has launched a new feature on its FordPass app that allows users to locate, book, and pay for garage parking in more than 160 cities across the United States.

Historic Farwell Building in Detroit’s Capitol Park Set to Open in Fall 2017

Fresh from its tenure as one of the sets for the upcoming film, Transformers: The Last Knight, the historic Farwell Building in Detroit’s Capitol Park is shifting into high gear toward a complete renovation into 82 residential apartments, office spaces, retail and restaurant areas, and a rooftop deck.

Detroit Pop-up Restaurant to Open Location in Eastern Market

Gather Detroit, a Detroit-based pop-up restaurant concept that offers seasonal menu items prepared over a wood-burning grill, will open a brick and mortar location in Eastern Market in November.

San Francisco’s Lean Startup Co. Summit Series is Coming to Detroit in September

Lean Startup Co., a San Francisco-based company that provides training and resources to entrepreneurs and corporate leaders, will host the next event of its Lean Startup Labs summit series on Sept. 20 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.

Michigan Businesses Form Group to Expand Advanced Energy Resources

A group of companies headquartered in Michigan — including General Motors Co., Crystal Mountain, Dow Chemical Co., and Steelcase — has established the Corporate Purchasers Roundtable to facilitate the expanded use of advanced energy resources among businesses and large energy users.

New Create-Your-Own Pasta Bar to Open in Clinton Township, Downtown Detroit

I Luv Cheese, a new fast casual, create-your-own pasta bar, will open its first location in Clinton Township on Aug. 29, and its second location in downtown Detroit on Sept. 6.

Troy-based Horizon Global to Acquire German Towing Systems Manufacturer

Troy-based Horizon Global Corp., a manufacturer of branded towing and trailering products, today announced it will acquire Germany-based towing systems company Westfalia Group. Horizon Global intends to fund the acquisition, which is comprised of $100.5 million in cash and an assumed net debt of $47.4 million that will be refinanced through an expansion of its existing term loan.

Allstate Launches Home-Sharing Insurance Protection in Michigan

In an effort to better protect customers who rent out their homes on a temporary basis — through services such as Airbnb or HomeAway, for example — Allstate has launched HostAdvantage, a new home-sharing protection plan available in Michigan.

Michigan's Adventure to Expand Water Park Attractions for 2017

Michigan’s Adventure, a Muskegon-based amusement park, will expand its water attractions for 2017 with the addition of new slides, a splash pad, and other features.

Final Experimental Teal Hunting Season in Michigan to Begin This September

Next month marks the third and final period for Michigan’s experimental early hunting season for teal — a small duck species — that runs Sept. 1-7. The results of the experiment will determine if Michigan will permanently allow annual hunting during the early teal season.

American Airlines Launches Nonstop Service From Lansing to Chicago

American Airlines, the world’s largest air carrier, has added a daily nonstop flight service between Capital Region International Airport in Lansing and Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

America's Car Museum and the North American International Auto Show to Host Road Rally

America's Car Museum in Tacoma, Wash., and the Detroit-based North American International Auto Show have announced that Boston will be the starting point of The Drive Home II: The Heritage Run — an 11-day, 2,150-mile winter road rally that will conclude at the opening of the 2017 auto show at Cobo Center.

Russell Flats Apartment Complex to Open in Detroit’s Eastern Market in 2018

Jonna Luxury Homes in Birmingham is making its first foray into Detroit with the construction of Russell Flats in Eastern Market, an 82-unit apartment community that is slated to open in spring 2018. Construction on the nearly one-acre site will start next spring, and replace a metal, open-air structure.

Lear Appoints New Vice President to Lead Cyber Security for E-Systems

Southfield-based Lear Corp., a global supplier of automotive seating and electrical systems, has appointed André Weimerskirch as its new vice president of cyber security for its E-Systems segment, effective immediately.

Old Orchard Brands Releases New Line of Natural, Organic Juice Blends

Sparta-based Old Orchard Brands has launched a new line of organic, 100 percent juice in the shelf-stable and frozen juice aisle. The line does not contain genetically modified organisms (GMO’s).
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Lessons Learned

The Great Recession, and resulting private and public sector bankruptcies, served to hasten long-overdue cost-cutting and product rationalization in Michigan. The result is one of the state’s longest economic expansions on record.

Michigan Franchise Report: That’s A Wrap

Ziebart International Corp. in Troy is driving global sales with new products and services.

The Century Club

From linen services to packaging and construction companies, and from selling furs to machine bearings, DBusiness pays tribute to companies that are 100 years old or more.

Hudson Man

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Hi-Fi to Wi-Fi

A technology firm in Dearborn is a harbinger of cutting-edge digital systems and services.

Moving the Metal

Metro Detroit has the highest lease rate of cars and trucks in the nation — a market condition that challenges dealers and automakers to move vehicles at sometimes-reduced profit margins.

Wheels Up

Brute Force

Aftermarket equipment for the 4WD industry spreads its wings.

Opinion: Setting the Pace

A new alternative-financing program to develop the commercial property industry is driving economic growth in Michigan.

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The Outside Media Opine on the Motor City

Whole Foods' Detroit Gamble

Source: WallStreetJournal.com

Luxury Pickups Stray off The Ranch

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Fiat Tries Again in the U.S.

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Chrysler's Chief Marketer

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Detroit Valentine

Source: The New Yorker

Reinventing Lincoln

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

She Drive A Cadillac?

Source: Fast Company

Sysco's New System

Source: Fast Company

One House at a Time

Source: MetropolisMag.com

So Cheap, There’s Hope

Source: The Economist

Art Motors On

Source: W magazine

Sergio’s Star Turn

Source: Forbes

Does America Need Manufacturing?

Source: The New York Times Magazine

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

Detroit: City of Hope

Source: Forbes

Rival Bid Pits Detroit vs. Donor

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Dave Bing on Fixing Detroit

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Inside a College-Football Tragicomedy

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Technology That Breaks the Car Industry Mold

Source: The Wall Street Journal

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