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Largest 3-D Printing Event in North America Returns to Detroit

The world’s leading additive manufacturing companies are expected to attend RAPID + TCT, one of the largest 3-D printing events in North America, when it returns to Detroit next year.

Wixom’s J & B Medical Supply Bolsters Telemedicine Business with Purchase of Sylaps Video Conferencing App

J & B Medical Supply of Wixom has acquired majority ownership of Sylaps Inc.’s free video conferencing service web app that provides video or audio calls, chat, and file sharing between individuals or groups. The investment will bolster its HNC telemedicine enterprise, which provides virtual medical care to patients globally. Terms of the agreement were not released.

DTE Energy Foundation Commits $500K to Motown Museum Expansion

Detroit’s Motown Museum officials today announced the DTE Energy Foundation has dedicated a $500,000 grant toward the museum’s expansion.

Detroit’s Henry Ford Health System to Combat Social Barriers on Health Care

Detroit’s Henry Ford Health System has teamed up with Dearborn’s Ford Smart Mobility and Detroit’s Gleaners Community Food Bank to combat social barriers facing underserved patients in metro Detroit while gathering insight on the effects of these obstacles on health.

DTE Energy Predicts 7.5 Percent Customer Savings on Gas Bills this Winter

DTE Energy natural gas customers can expect to save about $44 or 7.5 percent on their gas bills now through March 2019 compared to the same period last year.

Urban Land Institute of Michigan Launches Breakfast Clubs for Women in Real Estate

The Urban Land Institute of Michigan is launching a new program called the BUILD UP Breakfast Clubs, online webcasts designed to empower and inspire women in real estate across the region.

Report: Michigan Job Growth Expected to be Highest Since WWII

Michigan’s economy has seen nine years of uninterrupted job growth from the third quarter of 2009 to the third quarter of 2018. It is on the brink of breaking the state’s longest period of job growth since the World War II era, according to University of Michigan economic forecasters in Ann Arbor.

Rock Holdings in Detroit Acquires Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com

Need a quick definition or a synonym? Look no further than Rock Holdings, which has acquired Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com from their creator, IAC of Oakland, Calif. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Google and National Business League Announce Global Strategic Partnership to Assist African-American-Owned Enterprises

Google and the National Business League (NBL) are forming a global partnership – with a Detroit office opening Monday at Little Caesar’s Arena – to offer a vast array of business solutions and services for African-American-owned businesses.

Troy’s Rehmann Combines with Troy’s Desmon and Creighton

Troy’s Rehmann, a fully integrated financial services firm of certified public accountants and consultants, wealth advisers, and corporate investigators, Thursday announced it has entered a business combination with Troy-based Desmon and Creighton effective Dec. 1.

Report: Local Michigan Governments Show Overall Improvement Since Great Recession

The Michigan Department of Treasury today released a financial report highlighting how local units of government across the state have recovered since the Great Recession.

U-M Awarded $1.6M to Develop Windows for Solar Energy Systems

Researchers at the University of Michigan received $1.6 million from the Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office to develop windows that contain solar cells and research heat retention from solar thermal energy, the school announced Thursday.

U-M Economists Project Continued U.S. Growth in 2018; Forecast Slowdown in 2019 and 2020

Although the 2018 U.S. economy is projected to expand 2.9 percent after a strong 3.5-percent growth rate in the third quarter, University of Michigan economists say the effects of federal spending and tax cut boosts will start to diminish in 2019 before fading out in 2020.

Yakima Adventure Accessories Available on 2019 Ford Ranger; Ford Teams with Walmart on Self-Driving Deliveries

As the vehicle personalization market hits $45 billion this year, according to SEMA, Ford Accessories will offer its Yakima outdoor adventure products through Ford dealerships starting with the launch of the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger midsize pickup in early 2019.

DIA and New York Gallery Partner to Present Impressionist Exhibition in Honor of Ralph C. Wilson Jr.

The Detroit Institute of Arts today announced it is working with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in New York to open an Impressionist and post-Impressionist exhibition titled Humble and Human: Treasures from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Detroit Institute of Arts: An Exhibition in Honor of Ralph C. Wilson Jr.

Michigan Hospitality Industry Associations Merge to Create One Powerful New Voice

Michigan’s restaurants and hotels have been working together informally to serve the state’s booming tourism business for decades. Now, they are joining forces formally to present a unified voice for the hospitality industry in the Great Lakes State.

Wayne State University Receives $1M Gift for New Global Engineering Education Center

Wayne State University alumni Nancy Philippart and Thomas McGrail have given their alma mater a gift of $1 million to create a new center for global engineering education.

Detroit Metro Airport Restrooms Get Smart with New Maintenance Technology

If you notice that the restrooms at Detroit’s Metropolitan Airport in Romulus are more-tidy this holiday travel season, credit an automated system launched today in the McNamara Terminal.
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Freemason of Detroit

George D. Mason’s architectural practice gave form to Detroit in the early high-rise era.

Foundation and Support

It’s important to encourage our brightest young minds — especially girls and underrepresented minorities — to pursue the engineering profession.

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Where Eagles Dare

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Integrating Circuits

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Uptown and Downtown

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2018 Champions of the New Economy

For the ninth straight year, DBusiness has selected five regional executives who are driving growth in the technology sector.

2018 ACG M&A All Stars

The Association for Corporate Growth Detroit Chapter and DBusiness magazine honor the 11th annual winners.

Horse Sense

Horseback riding therapy goes digital with new technology from Pittsfield Township's Therapeutic Riding Inc.

Camp Wellness

Nonprofit summer camp in Pinckney has big goals for the next couple of years.

By the Numbers

Jeffrey Sachs grew up in Oak Park, then made his mark as an economist and director of Columbia University’s Center for Sustainable Development in New York City.

Back from the Dead

Battery Solutions in Howell recycles spent batteries with startling efficiency.

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The Outside Media Opine on the Motor City

Fiat Tries Again in the U.S.

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Luxury Pickups Stray off The Ranch

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Whole Foods' Detroit Gamble

Source: WallStreetJournal.com

Detroit Valentine

Source: The New Yorker

She Drive A Cadillac?

Source: Fast Company

Chrysler's Chief Marketer

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Reinventing Lincoln

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Sysco's New System

Source: Fast Company

So Cheap, There’s Hope

Source: The Economist

Art Motors On

Source: W magazine

One House at a Time

Source: MetropolisMag.com

Sergio’s Star Turn

Source: Forbes

Does America Need Manufacturing?

Source: The New York Times Magazine

Rival Bid Pits Detroit vs. Donor

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Detroit Pushes Back With Young Muscles

Source: The New York Times

Detroit: City of Hope

Source: Forbes

Grumpy Old Car Guys

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Dodge Will Test Fiat Alliance

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Dave Bing on Fixing Detroit

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Charged for Battle

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Inside a College-Football Tragicomedy

Source: The Wall Street Journal

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