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The District Detroit Adds Disney Executive, Provides Updates on Development Projects

The District Detroit, the 50-block area that includes Little Caesars Arena, Comerica Park, Ford Field, and dozens of other structures, today announced that data from the Detroit Downtown Development Authority shows property taxes in the area grew an estimated 456 percent from 2013 to 2018.

Bedrock in Detroit Launches Ford’s Chariot Transit Service, Plans to Add Public Usage

Detroit-based Bedrock, the real estate arm of the Rock Family of Companies, today announced it will offer its employees Ford Motor Co.’s Chariot microtransit service for use during their commutes to and from work. Initial plans call for Chariot to run its 14-passenger, WiFi-enabled Ford Transit vehicles along three routes, with daily operating hours from 7am - 9am and 4pm - 7pm.

Chevrolet Debuts 2019 Blazer, Offers a Wider Stance and Multiple New Features

Detroit’s General Motors Co. today unveiled its 2019 Chevrolet Blazer. The two-row midsize SUV includes an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 4G LTE compatibility with an available Wi-Fi hotspot, and keyless open and start.

Topgolf to Open Location in Auburn Hills, Plans to Hire 500 Employees

Topgolf, a Dallas-based global sports and entertainment community that pioneered a technology to make golf more fun and engaging, Monday announced it will open its 51st location in winter 2018 next to Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills.

Michigan Strategic Fund Closes Financial Year With Approval of Projects Expected to Generate More Than $96.5M

The Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) today approved projects expected to generate more than $96.5 million in total investment and create or retain 267 jobs in Michigan, according to the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC).

Detroit’s Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to Launch Virtual Well-Being Webinars, Downloadable Content

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan in Detroit Monday announced that it will launch its new Virtual Well-Being program on Jan. 1, 2019. The program will offer employers and members access to live, weekly well-being webinars and downloadable health resources.

FCA’s Ram in Auburn Hills Unveils 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12

Auburn Hills-based Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Ram today announced the 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12, which offers leather seating for the first time, updated technology, and off-road features for the full-size truck.

Detroit’s Little Caesars Opens Pizza Portal Pickup Across the U.S.

Detroit-based Little Caesars today announced it has completed the installation of its Pizza Portal pickup in nearly all of its U.S. stores. Customers are now able to order and pay ahead, then bypass the counter and pick up their food from the Pizza Portal pickup.

Detroit Office Building Next to Cobo Center Goes up for Auction, Property Could be Developed for a Hotel

A three-story office building in Detroit’s central business district located across W. Congress Street from Cobo Center will be up for auction Sept. 25 to Sept. 27. The white terra cotta and brick building was appraised for $5 million earlier this year, and the starting bid is $1.2 million.

Report: Michigan Among Top 5 National Markets For Increase in Real House Prices

Michigan is one of five states in the nation with the greatest year-over-year increase in the First American Real House Price Index (RHPI), released today by First American Financial Corp.

Fast Casual Seafood Franchise Captain D’s Plans to Expand to Metro Detroit in 2019

Nashville-based Captain D’s, a chain of fast casual seafood restaurants, today announced the signing of franchise development agreements that will expand its presence in key markets throughout the Midwest and the Southeast, including three new restaurants coming to metro Detroit.

Superior Township’s Hyundai America Technical Center Awarded Nearly $5M to Research Mixed-mode Gasoline Engine

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced it will award $4.9 million over three years to the Hyundai America Technical Center in Superior Township to conduct research and development for an advanced mixed-mode gasoline engine designed to improve fuel economy and CO2 emissions.

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.
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Nurture And Renew

If Southwest Solutions, a multifaceted human services agency in Detroit, did nothing else but renovate affordable homes and sell them to lower-income residents, homeless people, or veterans, it would fail.

Tech Forward

Oakland University cited nationally for developing talent for self-driving vehicle industry.

Honor And Legacy

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Tale of Two Cities

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Pomp and Pageantry

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Digital Divide

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Design Studio

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Express Payment

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Grounds For Success

A fifth-grade class in southwest Detroit is selected as Young CEOs of the Year.

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The Outside Media Opine on the Motor City

Epiphany in Dearborn

Source: The Economist

Technology That Breaks the Car Industry Mold

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Whitacre's Crash at General Motors

Source: Financial Times

Another Chance for Alfa Romeo

Source: Financial Times

Detroit's Class Act

Source: Fortune

Detroit, Part One

Source: The Polis Blog

Dome Sweet Dome

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Ed Whitacre's Battle to Save GM from Itself

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Hard Choices: Domino's CEO J. Patrick Doyle

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Can China Save GM?

Source: Forbes Magazine

Alan Mulally’s Asian Sales Call

Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Thinking About Shrinking

Source: The Economist

Signs of Hope

Source: NYTimes.com

Mayor Courts Resistance in Detroit

Source: The Wall Street Journal

25 Best Places to Retire

Source: CNN Money

The Triumph of Optimism

Source: Economist.com

Henderson's Strategy to Fix GM

Source: Businessweek.com

Mayor Courts Resistance in Detroit

Source: The Wall Street Journal online

How Marchionne Will Run Fiat-Chrysler

Source: Businessweek online

The Waxman-Pelosi Follies

Source: The Wall Street Journal Online

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