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Space Constraints

Fifty years ago, downtown Detroit staked its economic revitalization to the Renaissance Center. It was a stretch project if ever there was one — a $357-million Hail Mary that Henry Ford II, then chairman...

Care Exchange

More than 20 years ago, Beaumont Hospital launched an advertising campaign that resonated with generations of Detroiters. “Do you have a Beaumont doctor?” was wildly successful in building the health care institution’s brand as...
an illustration of calvin johnson and ben wallace in front of the detroit skyline behind a row of pot leaves

Flower Power

Contents: Flower Power // Bud Shop // Skunk WorksCannabis is on the march in Michigan, from a proliferation of multimillion-dollar, climate-controlled marijuana-growing facilities to dozens of sleek retail “dispensaries” for cannabis products, and from...
May Mobility in Ann Arbor, an autonomous mobility company, is on track to be another unicorn company out of Michigan. // Courtesy of May Mobility


It’s no wonder Ann Arbor should spawn Michigan’s two most promising near-unicorns in May Mobility and Groundspeed Analytics, as well as two of its actual unicorns, DuoSecurity and Llamasoft. Ann Arbor is Michigan’s petri dish...
Illustration by Austin Phillips

The Path to Gold

Under the bridge that leads north and downhill into downtown Rochester sits a building that’s nondescript from the outside — a retrofitted old warehouse that fits nicely among the collision shops, dog groomers, and...
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Principal and Interest

Jay Farner is vice chairman and president of Rocket Mortgage, having risen through the company as a close associate of Dan Gilbert and cementing his key role by guiding Rocket in the wake of...

Battle of the Titans

Sure, Detroit is the Motor City. But it’s also become Mortgage City USA. Four of the nation’s top 10 mortgage lenders now are headquartered in southeastern Michigan, making the region an unparalleled mecca for home...
David V. Johnson

Due Diligence

Using what Mother Nature provided, David V. Johnson developed luxury resorts, million-dollar homes, and marquee office buildings in Michigan and beyond — but then came Hurricane Irma.
Tim Allen

Pure Tim

As the long-running Pure Michigan campaign gears up for a new series of ads featuring the voice of near-native son and actor Tim Allen, the commercials are in the crosshairs of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s fiscal budget.

Rising to the Top

After a long ascent, last year Domino’s in Ann Arbor Township became the largest pizza company in the world. Now all eyes are on the CEO transition from Patrick Doyle to Richard Allison.