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University Of Michigan School Of Education in Ann Arbor Receives $4.3M Gift

Grand Rapids business and community leaders Mike and Sue Jandernoa donated $4.3 million to Ann Arbor-based University of Michigan School of Education's TeachingWorks organization. The bulk of the gift, $3 million, will be used to expand a partnership in Grand Rapids to coach teachers, particularly in math education.

University of Michigan In Ann Arbor Explores Tradeoffs Of Autonomous Vehicles

The Ann Arbor-based University of Michigan today released the findings of a study analyzing the efficiency of self-driving vehicles. The study concluded that these vehicles have a net reduction in lifetime energy use.

Governor Snyder's Education And Talent Summit To Focus On Educators And Job Providers Partnership

The Governor's Education and Talent Summit, planned for March 12 and 13 in Novi, will emphasize the importance of educators and job providers working together to develop a workforce ready for 21st-century careers and lifelong learning. The summit will be held at the Suburban Collection Showcase at 46100 Grand River Ave.

MSU Attracts Autonomous Vehicle R&D Firm, Focus on Data Fusion and AI

The Michigan State University Foundation has announced Applied Research Associates Inc. (ARA) in Albuquerque has opened an innovation center within the University Corporate Research Park (UCRP) in Lansing. The opening marks the beginning of a research partnership with MSU's College of Engineering.

Michigan Department of Agriculture Launches Digital Portal for Export Opportunity Analysis

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development's (MDARD) International Marketing Program has partnered with Euromonitor International to create MIAgExport.com, a website that provides Michigan's exporting agriculture companies with updated export opportunity analysis reports and a new interactive market tracker.

Detroit's DTE Energy Spent Nearly $1.7B With Michigan Businesses in 2017

DTE Energy in Detroit today announced it spent nearly $1.7 billion with Michigan businesses in 2017 and created or sustained 5,100 jobs across the state. The company says it has spent more than $7.5 billion with local suppliers and created 16,000 jobs in the past eight years.

Royal Oak-based Motor City AutoSpa to Open Second Location

Motor City AutoSpa in Royal Oak, a vehicle detailing and paint-protection company, is slated to open a second location on Feb. 21. The new climate-controlled facility will also be in Royal Oak at 4300 Delemere Court (near Coolidge Highway and Normandy Road). The new facility offers 9,400 square feet of space.

Study Finds Detroit Ranks Among Best and Worst of Country's Middle Market Firms

The Middle Market Power Index: Best U.S. Metropolitan Areas for Middle Market Firms from American Express and Dun & Bradstreet was released Feb. 8 with Detroit ranking very low in some categories and very high in others.

Grand Rapids-based Organic Grocery Delivery Service Expands to Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Doorganics of Grand Rapids today announced an expansion into the metro Detroit and Ann Arbor regions. The company plans to open a distribution facility in the region in the coming months.

IoT TechConnect Conference in Troy to Increase Awareness of Opportunities, Threats Posted by Internet

The Internet of Things (IoT) TechConnect conference, to be held on April 4 at the Troy Marriott, will provide attendees with a greater understanding of the opportunities and threats posed by IoT. As more devices connect to the internet, there are more opportunities for hackers to get into computer systems. The event will focus on IoT companies, experts, and training in Michigan.

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