Detroit’s three casinos are banking on added entertainment, conventions, and a new hockey arena to drive future growth.
By Dan Calabrese
Profiles by R.J. King // Photographs by Josh Scott
Internet companies are racing to provide ever-faster data speeds, but there’s a much larger economic opportunity — hyper quick connectivity is a proven business-attraction tool.
By Dan Calabrese / Photographs By Darrel Ellis
By Ilene Wolff
As more Americans approach their twilight years, a new, less invasive procedure for repairing faulty heart valves, called TAVR, offers patients a new lease on life. The only challenge is high costs limit its profitability.
By Candace Stuart // Photographs by C.J. Benninger
Ford Motor Co. sales increased 6.4 percent in June versus a year ago with 239,096 vehicles sold, while FCA LLC US reported U.S. June sales of 197,073 units, a 6.5 percent increase compared to last year and the group’s best June sales in 11 years. General Motor Co. sold a total of 255,210 vehicles in June, down 1.6 percent year-over-year.
More than 621,000 Oakland Country residents held jobs in May — an increase of 8,555 positions from April — giving the county its highest number of employed residents in the past 15 years, according to federal statistics.
The Mexicantown-Hubbard Communities Main Street Program, which previously operated from 2002 to 2008, has been reactivated to engage businesses, community organizations, and residents within the commercial district of Detroit’s Mexicantown and Hubbard communities.
HouseSetter, a Northville-based home monitoring company established by several former founding members of OnStar, has launched a portable device in the shape of a dog that monitors and provides alerts to homeowners.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe, a fast casual restaurant that focuses on smoothies and healthy food options, has opened a new location in Westland. The new location is the company’s 37th store in Michigan and 500th store total.
Cornerstone Schools in Detroit today announced the launch of a $50 million capital campaign along with the goal of educating 5,000 students, up from 2,800 students, by 2020. The initiative, called Cornerstone Education Group, followed a two-year study.
On-Demand Mail Services, a postal optimization firm that provides mail commingling, drop shipping, postal consulting, and international mailing, has acquired the assets of Livonia-based international mail processing company RCS International Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Michigan architects, engineers, and others involved in the construction and remodeling industries can electronically submit project plans for review by the Bureau of Construction Codes using the new Accela e-PlanCheck platform developed by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
Benton Harbor-based KitchenAid is expanding its lineup of appliances available in a black stainless steel finish to include existing dishwasher models, under counter wine cellars, beverage centers, refrigeration units, and icemakers.
Detroit’s Downtown Development Authority today approved a comprehensive plan to redevelop nine properties in the Paradise Valley historic district (formerly Harmonie Park), which it says will lead to $52.4 million in new construction and renovations. The district is located just south of the Detroit Athletic Club at Madison and Randolph streets.
Rounding out its $279 million renovation, Cobo Center in downtown Detroit has launched a Technology Services department that now provides attendees, exhibitors, and show management with various technology offerings supported by the facility’s new in-house team.