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Futures Bet

Michigan’s casinos prep for new revenue from sports betting this spring and online gaming later this year.
Mark Nickita, Dorian Moore

Metropolis Reborn

As large corporations and major benefactors tried to rejuvenate Detroit, a small group of urban planners set the stage for what today is America’s comeback city.
Andrew Niemczyk with portable hydraulic drilling rig MAZL

Miracle Grow

Exlterra in Hazel Park is out to revolutionize the agricultural sector and take a bite out of world hunger with its patented technology that enhances the growth of trees and vines.
Renee Blair, Kylie Morgan

Music League

Serial entrepreneurs Jeff and Rich Sloan of Birmingham have taken the popularity of fantasy sports leagues and applied it to the entertainment industry.
30 in their Thirties

30 in Their Thirties 2019

The 2019 Class of 30 in Their Thirties volunteered their time during Life Remodeled's Six-Day Project in Detroit (Aug. 5-10). The nonprofit group, located at the Durfee Innovation Society (formerly Durfee Middle School), helps transform neighborhoods and lives of residents.
Greektown Casino and Hotel

Coming Up Aces

Penn National Gaming’s acquisition of Greektown Casino brings capital to Detroit.

Death of a Tradition

After selling Gas Station TV in Detroit, Mark Alhermizi used his technical skills to transform how people share the news and memories of a deceased loved one.

30 in Their Thirties 2018

The 2018 class of 30 in Their Thirties spans the business world, including employee staffing, finance, food production, health care, insurance, real estate development, and technology.

Roll ‘Em

The film industry in metro Detroit, which is very much alive despite the end of sizeable state incentives that were designed to attract top-flight actors and directors, can draw big-budget production companies like Disney and Warner Bros. by building up a creative infrastructure.

Splitting the Pot

Detroit’s three casinos, along with land-based operations outstate, are facing growing competition from the Michigan Lottery and its exclusive offering of online gaming options.

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