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City of Detroit Seeks Proposals for Redevelopment Projects in Midtown

Detroit’s Planning and Development and its Housing and Revitalization departments are seeking proposals to redevelop two city-owned parcels in Midtown that combined could add up to 260 residential units.

Grand Rapids’ US Signal Partners with California Data Center Solutions Provider

In an effort to offer customers more options for customized data recovery solutions, Grand Rapids-based US Signal is partnering with 365 Data Centers, a California-based data center solutions provider. Under the terms of the partnership, US Signal will make its advanced data protection services available to 365 Data Centers' customers.

St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Receives $2M Donation for Cancer Services

An anonymous donor has given a $2 million donation to St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor to support cancer care services at the hospital, including research, treatment options, and support services.

Troy’s Inteva Opens New India Technical Center

With the goal of expanding its technical capabilities and footprint in the India region, Troy-based Inteva Products, a global Tier 1 automotive supplier of engineered components and systems, has opened its new India Technical Center.

University of Maryland Launches Suicide Campaign for Men in Michigan

Partnering with mental health programs Screening for Mental Health and Man Therapy, the University of Maryland School of Social Work has launched a new website — healthymenmichigan.org — as part of a statewide campaign to prevent suicide in middle-aged Michigan men.

MSU Researchers Release New Conversation Analysis Application

A team of researchers from Michigan State University’s College of Arts and Letters has released a new web application called Faciloscope, which features a comment analysis technology that can help detect abusive and unproductive online conversations in internet forums, comment sections, or social media.

Wayne State Approves $1.4B Housing Partnership, Will Add 842 Rooms

The Wayne State Board of Governors has approved a 40-year campus housing partnership with Corvias Campus Living, a Rhode Island-based financial management and real estate development company. The university says the deal is worth $1.4 billion in value and compensation.

West Elm to Bring New Hotel Concept to Detroit’s Midtown District in 2018

West Elm, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based furniture and home décor retailer, has announced that Detroit will serve as a location for one of its first West Elm Hotel properties. The company’s new boutique hotel concept, to open in late 2018, is expected to have locations in Minneapolis; Savannah, Ga.; Charlotte, N.C.; and Indianapolis, as well.

Facial Bar Spa to Open in Royal Oak Next Month, Add Other Locations

Skinphorea, a new spa with a facial bar concept, is opening its first location on Oct. 13 in downtown Royal Oak. The spa has plans to open two more locations in Michigan, as well as additional outlets across the country.

Super Happy Sushi at Café 78 Opens at MOCAD in Detroit This Week

Following a soft opening over the weekend, the Detroit Optimist Society, a restaurant group in the city, will open Super Happy Sushi at Café 78 inside the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). The 80-seat space will be open five days a week, Wednesday through Sunday.

Grand Rapids’ Ranir Acquires its Corporate Headquarters

Grand Rapids-based Ranir, a manufacturer of store brand oral care products such as Rembrandt, has acquired its 200,000-square-foot corporate headquarters, R&D, and manufacturing facility. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Blog: Using Michigan’s Dental Workforce to Solve the Access to Care Problem

Recently, legislation was introduced advocating for dental therapists in Michigan, despite a lack of proof that dental therapists will make a meaningful impact in addressing the barriers to dental care. A better idea is to build Michigan’s successful strategies using our current dental workforce.

Chevrolet Introduces New 2018 Equinox

Detroit-based Chevrolet has introduced its new 2018 Equinox, which includes updated design, connectivity, and safety features. The vehicle will go on sale in the first quarter of 2017 in North America, and roll out to 115 additional global markets later in the year.

Global Engineering Company Opens $5M Research and Technology Center in Troy

DSM Engineering Plastics, a global supplier of engineering thermoplastic products, has opened a new $5 million research and technology center at its Americas headquarters in Troy.

Sika Automotive Opens New Brazil Factory

Sika Automtoive, a Madison Heights-based supplier of automotive bonding, sealing, damping, and reinforcing products for vehicle body-in-white, body structure, interior, and exterior components, has opened a new factory in Sao Paulo for its adhesive and acoustic products.
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The Outside Media Opine on the Motor City

Charged for Battle

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Whitacre's Crash at General Motors

Source: Financial Times

Detroit, Part One

Source: The Polis Blog

Another Chance for Alfa Romeo

Source: Financial Times

Detroit's Class Act

Source: Fortune

Dome Sweet Dome

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Hard Choices: Domino's CEO J. Patrick Doyle

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Alan Mulally’s Asian Sales Call

Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Thinking About Shrinking

Source: The Economist

Can China Save GM?

Source: Forbes Magazine

Ed Whitacre's Battle to Save GM from Itself

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Signs of Hope

Source: NYTimes.com

Mayor Courts Resistance in Detroit

Source: The Wall Street Journal

25 Best Places to Retire

Source: CNN Money

Henderson's Strategy to Fix GM

Source: Businessweek.com

The Triumph of Optimism

Source: Economist.com

Mayor Courts Resistance in Detroit

Source: The Wall Street Journal online

How Marchionne Will Run Fiat-Chrysler

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The Waxman-Pelosi Follies

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