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Japan’s SoftBank Vision Fund Invests $2.3B in Detroit’s GM Cruise Holdings

General Motors in Detroit today announced Japan’s SoftBank Vision Fund will invest $2.3 billion in GM Cruise Holdings LLC, GM’s self-driving branch. The automaker says the investment will strengthen its plans to commercialize autonomous vehicle technology on a large scale.

BlueWillow Biologics in Ann Arbor Patents Cancer Vaccine

Ann Arbor’s BlueWillow Biologics Wednesday announced the issuance of a U.S. patent on its vaccine titled, “Cancer Vaccine Compositions And Methods Of Using The Same" to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, under an exclusive license to BlueWillow.

Meridian Health Plan in Detroit Acquired by Florida’s WellCare for $2.5B

WellCare Health Plans Inc. in Tampa today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Meridian Health Plan of Michigan Inc., Meridian Health Plan of Illinois Inc., and Meridian Rx, a pharmacy benefit manager, for $2.5 billion in cash. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2018.

Gov. Rick Snyder, State Announce $8M Michigan Mobility Challenge

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder today announced the Michigan Mobility Challenge, an $8-million grant initiative to address core mobility gaps for seniors, those with disabilities, and veterans.

The Michigan Science Center and the Ford Motor Co. Fund Debut World Science Festival...

Programming from New York’s World Science Festival will debut at the Michigan Science Center in Detroit on June 2 and 3. The World Science Festival, which is in its 11th year, takes science out of labs and into public spaces such as streets, parks, museums, and galleries.

Southfield’s Beaumont Health Invents New Mode of Proton Therapy for Lung Cancer

Beaumont Health in Southfield Tuesday announced it has invented a new mode of proton treatment for lung cancer.

Detroit Historical Society Names Elana Sullivan New Executive Director and CEO

The Detroit Historical Society Tuesday announced Elana Sullivan has been named executive director and CEO after an extensive search. She will replace longtime CEO Bob Bury, who is retiring to pursue new opportunities.

Wayne State University in Detroit Launches Program to Regain Students Who Have Debt, but...

Wayne State University in Detroit today launched its Warrior Way Back program, which will allow students who left the university to return and complete their degrees while earning university debt forgiveness.

Downtown Detroit Partnership Perceptions Survey Shows Positive Impressions of CBD

The Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) and the Downtown Business Improvement Zone (BIZ) today released the results of its 2018 Perceptions Survey, which showed that overall impressions of the central business district are positive.

Charlotte’s Spartan Motors Awarded Four-year Contract with the National Joint Powers Alliance

Spartan Emergency Response, a business unit of Charlotte, Mich.’s Spartan Motors Inc., today announced it has been awarded a four-year contract with the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA), a municipal contracting agency.

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