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Cyberstates 2018, an annual analysis of the nation's tech industry published by CompTIA, today reported that last year Michigan ranked third in the nation in tech job growth, behind California and Texas. Michigan's tech industry expanded by an estimated 13,161 jobs in 2017, and contributed about $34.7 billion to the state's economy.
Wayne State University in Detroit today announced it has taken ownership of the Dan Zowada Memorial Observatory, located in the desert of southwest New Mexico. Russ Carroll, a retired entrepreneur and astronomer, gifted the observatory to the university's Department of Physics and Astronomy in memory of his late friend, Dan Zowada.
The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit is the first center in Michigan to be approved to treat adult patients with diffuse large B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (DLBCL), with the commercially approved chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy.
Adient, an automotive seating supplier based in Detroit, today announced a partnership with the American Center for Mobility (ACM). ACM is located on the 500-acre historic Willow Run site in Ypsilanti Township, where it has a 2.5-mile highway loop, intersections, roundabouts and a 700-foot curved tunnel for connected and automated vehicle testing.
Cultural institutions in southeast Michigan Monday announced they have partnered to form the Michigan Alliance for Cultural Accessibility. The alliance's focus is to become more accessible to the surrounding community.
Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn and Mahindra Group in India have partnered to develop new SUVs, a small electric vehicle, and connected car solutions. The companies have signed non-binding agreements.
General Motors Co. in Detroit is darkening its palette with a new pair of SUVs, the 2019 Terrain and Acadia Black Editions.
Chassix Inc., a global automotive supplier of casting and machining solutions based in Southfield, today announced it has acquired Benteler Automotive Farsund's lightweight aluminum low pressure automotive casting business, based in Norway. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Ally Financial Inc., based in Detroit, has announced the development of Clearmatch, a digital service that allows customers to be approved for financing on vehicles in dealer inventories. Clearmatch was developed through Clearlane, Ally's online auto financing platform.
As smart grids, autonomous vehicles, and other innovations become commonplace, the "Smart Cities: A Connected Way Forward" symposium will discuss how local governments can prepare for the coming revolution.