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Report: Michigan Housing Permit Activity Slows in May, Up Overall in 2016

Total single-family home permits issued in metro Detroit in May were 7 percent lower than April, and down more than 13 percent from May 2015, says a report released today by the Farmington Hills-based Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan.

Ford to Release Limited Edition GT to Celebrate Le Mans 50th Anniversary

Dearborn-based Ford Motor Co. will release a limited edition 2017 Ford GT in a Heritage theme to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the GT40 Mark II victory by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon at Le Mans in 1966.

Big Three Research Consortium Awards $7M to Develop Lower Cost Rechargeable Batteries

The United States Advanced Battery Consortium, a collaborative organization made up of General Motors Co., Ford, and FCA, has awarded a $7 million, 36-month program contract to Cambridge, Mass.-based 24M Technologies Inc. to deliver lower cost automotive lithium-ion batteries.

Consumers Energy Launches Mobile Command Centers

Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest utility, has developed two 30-foot, mobile command center vehicles that are specially equipped to help respond to localized emergencies and storm restoration work.

Chesterfield’s Prism Plastics Acquires Injection Molding Firm, Double Revenue

Chesterfield Township-based Prism Plastics says it will double its annual revenue with today’s acquisition of Meadville, Pa.-based Tech Molded Plastics Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Michigan Business Leaders Receive Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Twelve Michigan-based business leaders have been awarded the 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 Michigan and Northwest Ohio Award.

Oakland County Launches Health Improvement Plan

Oakland County has launched a health improvement plan that will work with an array of community partners to improve the wellness of residents.

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Exceeds Fundraising Goal by $23M

The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, a nonprofit organization responsible for the public spaces located along the city's riverfront, has raised $163 million through its capital fundraising campaign for the city’s East Riverfront, exceeding its original goal of $140 million.

Minority Business Women’s Conference to be Held in Dearborn

Business owners and corporate executives from around the world will participate in the Minority Business Women’s Conference in Dearborn this July to discuss industry trends, share professional advice, and network.

Automotive Supplier Dürr Systems Opens $40M U.S. Campus in Southfield

Dürr Systems Inc., a Germany-based mechanical and plant engineering firm, has opened a $40 million campus in Southfield, which consolidates the company’s previous operations in Plymouth Township, Wixom, and Auburn Hills.

GM, U.S. Navy to Collaborate on Underwater Vehicle Technology

General Motors Co. is partnering with the Office of Naval Research and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory to incorporate its automotive hydrogen fuel cell system, a device that converts chemical energy from fuel into electricity, into the next generation of Navy unmanned undersea vehicles (UUV).

Blog: Isolationism is Bad for Business

When asked what transformational document was created in 1776 that produced the world’s only superpower of today, many Americans would answer, The Declaration of Independence.

Dodge to Host Drag Racing Event on Woodward Avenue in Pontiac During Dream Cruise Week

Dodge will host a drag racing event on Woodward Avenue and at the new M1 Concourse in Pontiac on Aug. 19, one day before the Dream Cruise. Registration is now open for the second annual Roadkill Nights Powered By Dodge drag racing event and car festival, which last year drew more than 10,000 performance enthusiasts in the parking lot of the Pontiac Silverdome.

MSU to Invest $50M to Renovate, Expand Breslin Events Center

Michigan State University in East Lansing is investing $50 million to renovate and expand its Breslin Student Events Center, which is home to the university’s men’s and women’s basketball teams.

2017 Detroit Auto Show to Feature Outdoor Track as Part of New Mobility Exhibit

To stay ahead of the fast-paced changes in autonomous technology, the North American International Auto Show today announced the first round of automakers and suppliers that will showcase future mobility innovations as part of AutoMobili-D.
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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

She Drive A Cadillac?

Source: Fast Company

Detroit Valentine

Source: The New Yorker

Chrysler's Chief Marketer

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Reinventing Lincoln

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

So Cheap, There’s Hope

Source: The Economist

Art Motors On

Source: W magazine

Sysco's New System

Source: Fast Company

One House at a Time

Source: MetropolisMag.com

Does America Need Manufacturing?

Source: The New York Times Magazine

Sergio’s Star Turn

Source: Forbes

Grumpy Old Car Guys

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Detroit: City of Hope

Source: Forbes

Detroit Pushes Back With Young Muscles

Source: The New York Times

Rival Bid Pits Detroit vs. Donor

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Dodge Will Test Fiat Alliance

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Dave Bing on Fixing Detroit

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Technology That Breaks the Car Industry Mold

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Epiphany in Dearborn

Source: The Economist

Charged for Battle

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

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