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Top 10 Benchmarks Show Michigan’s Growth is Comparatively Slow

Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), a business roundtable in based in Detroit, released its updated benchmarking report comparing Michigan’s performance against the top 10 states.Despite Michigan making gains since the Great Recession, moving from...
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Number of Metro Detroit Home Permits Issued in 2021 Surpasses Last Two Years

Based on residential permit data compiled by the Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan (HBA) in Bingham Farms and reported in the HBA/Carter Lumber Southeastern Michigan Residential Building Activity Report, total home permits in...
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Ann Arbor’s Blumira Debuts Service to Speed Time to Cybersecurity

Blumira, a provider of automated threat detection and response technology based in Ann Arbor, announced the availability of Cloud Connectors, a new feature that ingests log data directly from third-party application programming interfaces (APIs)...
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O2 in Bloomfield Hills Invests in Imaging and Cleanroom Provider

O2 Investment Partners, a Bloomfield Hills-based private equity firm, today announced an investment in Modular Devices Inc. (MDI), a provider of mobile and modular medical imaging equipment labs and cleanroom solutions.Terms of the deal,...
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Navya Achieves Remote Management for Autonomous Fleets

Navya, a French autonomous mobility company with U.S. operations in Saline, announced it has achieved the remote supervision of a fleet autonomous vehicle, which it will present at the Autonomy Paris exhibition taking place...
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Survey: Supply Chain Issues, Inflation, Workforce Shortages Challenge Small Businesses

According to results of a new survey from the Small Business Association of Michigan in Lansing, the state’s small businesses continue to struggle with workforce shortages, inflation, and supply chain disruptions.“Small business owners continue...
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Do Foundation

The Do Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Detroit with a mission to connect directly with homeless people to provide them with immediate needs and to generate community support and programs. Its...
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Butzel Names Javon R. David and Mitchell Zajac Shareholders

Javon R. David and Mitchell Zajac, attorneys at Butzel based in Detroit, have been elected shareholders at the firm.Formerly associate attorneys, David and Zajac are members of Butzel’s litigation and dispute resolution practice group,...
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Jim Feltch Joins Elite Cos. as Partner, President, and CEO

Elite Cos., a Kalamazoo-based construction firm, announced Jim Feltch has joined the firm as a partner, where he will serve as president and CEO.Feltch comes to Elite with more than 20 years of construction...