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DTE Energy in Detroit on Friday reported 2017 revenue of $12.6 billion, up from $10.6 billion in 2016, while net income was $1.1 billion last year, compared to $868 million in 2016. The earnings were higher primarily due to better results in the nonutility businesses, the company said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.