Southfield’s Lear Acquires Connected Car Software Provider Xevo

Lear Corp., a Southfield-based supplier of automotive seating and electrical and electronic systems, has finalized the acquisition of Seattle-based Xevo Inc., a leading automotive...
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Michigan Economic Development Corp. Launches 2 Marketing Campaigns in Conjunction with 20-year Anniversary

The Lansing-based Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC), the state’s marketing and business attraction arm, has launched two marketing campaigns in tandem with the organization’s...
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Traverse City’s ATLAS Space Operations Wins Defense Prototype Contract

ATLAS Space Operations Inc., a Traverse City-based space communications company, has won a 12-month Department of Defense contract to develop a prototype satellite communications...
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McClure’s Pickles in Detroit Introduces Snack Packs

Detroit-based McClure’s Pickles has introduced Lil' Pickle Snack Packs. The 2.2-ounce packages of bite-sized pickles are available in dill, sweet and spicy, and spicy...
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Midland’s Northwood University Appoints New President

The board of trustees of Midland’s Northwood University has appointed Kent D. MacDonald the college’s fifth president. He succeeds Keith A. Pretty, who is...
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Blog: Opportunity Zones in Detroit

In 2017, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Within that voluminous piece of legislation was a relatively small provision that received bipartisan...

Report: Technology Employment Expands in Michigan, Overall Direct Economic Impact of $37.4B

Technology-related employment in Michigan grew by more than 12,000 new jobs in 2018 and the tech sector increased its contribution to the state’s economy,...

Toyota Promotes Global Vehicle Electrification by Providing Nearly 24,000 Royalty-Free Licenses

Toyota Motor Corp., which operates a large North American research and development center in Ann Arbor, says it will grant royalty-free licenses for nearly...

SAE, Ford, GM, Toyota Form Autonomous Vehicle Safety Consortium

SAE International, Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co., and Toyota have formed the new Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium (AVSC) that will work to safely...



Southfield-based Beaumont Health Names 2 Chief Nursing Officers

Beaumont Health in Southfield has named a chief nursing officer at Beaumont, Troy and at Beaumont, Grosse Pointe. “I’m thrilled to fill these senior leadership...

Little Caesars in Detroit Names Senior Vice President of Global Marketing

Detroit’s Little Caesars has announced Jeff Klein as senior vice president of global marketing. Klein has served nearly 20 years in marketing leadership positions, most...

Conway MacKenzie Adds 2 Board Members

Birmingham’s Conway MacKenzie has added Bryan Segedi and Anne Taylor to its board of directors. Segedi spent more than 30 years with London-based Ernst and...
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Letter From The Editor: Short Fuse

Nearly every global automaker has plans to introduce pure electric vehicles. Earlier this year, General Motors Co. announced it would debut 20 such vehicles...
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Shockingly high price increases for already very expensive prescription drugs have generated plenty of headlines and outrage. Early last year, the problem finally prompted...