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General Motors to Boost EV and AV Investment to $35B Through 2025

General Motors Co. in Detroit has announced it will increase its EV and AV investments from now through 2025 to $35 billion, a 75 percent increase from its commitment prior to the pandemic.This news...
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Lear Corp. and IMS Connector Systems Partner for High-speed Automotive Ethernet Solution

Lear Corp., a Southfield-based supplier of automotive technology for seating and e-systems, has formed a joint development agreement with Löffingen, Germany-based IMS Connector Systems to develop high-speed ethernet solutions for automotive applications.Ethernet increases bandwidth,...
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MacKenzie Scott Announces Five Gifts to Metro Detroit Nonprofits, Including Motown Museum

The Motown Museum in downtown Detroit announced today a $5 million gift from American novelist and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. The museum is one of six Michigan-based nonprofits to receive a gift yesterday from the...
2021 Ford Bronco

2021 Ford Bronco Production Underway at Michigan Assembly Plant

Production on the 2021 Ford Bronco is underway at the Michigan Assembly Plant (MAP) in Wayne for both the two-door and four-door models and are being shipped to dealerships across the U.S. and Canada.After...
Wabtec battery electric train

General Motors and Wabtec Partner to Develop Electric Locomotive Solution

General Motors Co. in Detroit and Wabtec Corp., a large equipment provider in Piuttsburgh, today announced a partnership to develop and produce GM’s Ultium battery technology and HYDROTEC hydrogen fuel cell systems for Wabtec...
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Survey: Michigan Wages Still Recovering from Pandemic, Tight Labor Market

ASE, an employer association in Troy that provides people-management information and services to Michigan employers, released its 2021 Michigan Compensation Survey, which gathers annual wage and salary data from around the state.The COVID-19 pandemic...
Connect Detroit

Connect Detroit

Founded in 2001, Connect Detroit has strived to address community problems by facilitating and mobilizing funding in support of collaborative community solutions. The 501(c)3 nonprofit organization has led more than 40 initiatives and mobilized...
McLaren Macomb Surgery Center

McLaren Macomb to Build $25M Medical Center in Clinton Township

McLaren Macomb announced a $25-million expansion to build the McLaren Macomb Harrington Medical Center and Ambulatory Surgery Center with construction set to begin after the ceremonial groundbreaking on June 28.The new facility will be...
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Report: Michigan Unemployment Insurance System Worst in Midwest

According to a new report from the Michigan League for Public Policy, the state’s Unemployment Insurance system trails other Midwest states, excludes too many workers, and is not paying enough in benefits to keep...