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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.
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Friend Robot

For the next three years, the hugely popular FIRST Robotics competition will be held in Detroit.

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Splitting the Pot

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Huron-to-Erie Corridor

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Beacons of Commerce

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Lead Right

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Clean Break

For Brian Pour, the recent formation of auto supplier Auria Solutions in Southfield served as a homecoming.

Real World

Oakland University president has big plans for students and graduates.

Horse Power

Former teacher David Silver teaches students how to ride and care for horses with nonprofit organization.

Supper For Meals

Trio demonstrates how to plan and choreograph a unique fundraiser set in a historic mansion undergoing a multimillion-dollar restoration.

Charge Alert

New battery-electric platforms, along with the promise of solid-state technology, are powering the emerging autonomous vehicle industry, but reaching a critical mass will have to wait for the next energy crisis.

Under The Hood

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The Outside Media Opine on the Motor City

Luxury Pickups Stray off The Ranch

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Fiat Tries Again in the U.S.

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Whole Foods' Detroit Gamble

Source: WallStreetJournal.com

Chrysler's Chief Marketer

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Reinventing Lincoln

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

She Drive A Cadillac?

Source: Fast Company

Detroit Valentine

Source: The New Yorker

One House at a Time

Source: MetropolisMag.com

Sysco's New System

Source: Fast Company

Art Motors On

Source: W magazine

So Cheap, There’s Hope

Source: The Economist

Sergio’s Star Turn

Source: Forbes

Does America Need Manufacturing?

Source: The New York Times Magazine

Detroit: City of Hope

Source: Forbes

Rival Bid Pits Detroit vs. Donor

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Detroit Pushes Back With Young Muscles

Source: The New York Times

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

Technology That Breaks the Car Industry Mold

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Epiphany in Dearborn

Source: The Economist

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