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GM Invests $174M in Lansing Stamping Facility

General Motors Co. announced today it will begin construction on a $174-million stamping facility in Lansing, which will save the automaker about $14 million per year in logistics costs tied to material handling.

Five Qs: Bob Kraemer of Kraemer Design Group

Bob Kraemer, principal and co-founder of Kraemer Design Group, an architectural and interior design firm in downtown Detroit, spoke with DBusiness Daily News about the company’s role in renovating the David Whitney Building and the growth opportunities in new, multi-family housing in the city.

Midtown Concierge Rolls Out The Red Carpet in Detroit

East Lansing-based Balance Concierge is breaking into the metro Detroit market with the launch of a concierge service that works with Midtown and Detroit businesses to provide goods and services to employees at Henry Ford Health System.

Classic Cruise Extravaganza Brings Vintage, Luxury Vehicles to ‘the D’

The Woodward Dream Cruise may not be until next weekend, but Detroiters and car lovers can get in on the festivities early thanks to the inaugural Classic Cruise Extravaganza.

Karmanos Cancer Institute to Study Treatments for Aggressive Breast Cancer

Researchers at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute will study therapeutic treatments for aggressive, triple-negative breast cancer, after receiving a five-year, $1.5-million grant from the National Cancer Institute.

Beaumont First in Michigan to Adopt New Robotic-Assisted Surgical System

Beaumont is the first health system in Michigan to use the new Xi robotic-assisted surgical system for the abdomen and chest, which features enhanced optics, a greater range of motion, and wider applications.

St. Joseph Mercy Health System Introduces Virtual Appointments

St. Joseph Mercy Health System announced Monday the launch of virtual appointments for patients at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, and St. Mary Mercy Livonia hospitals.

Detroit Ranks Among Lowest U.S. Cities to Recover from Recession

Detroit falls in the bottom 3 percent of the 150 largest U.S. cities when ranked by their progress made since the 2008 Great Recession.

New DMC Heart Hospital to Draw 30,000 Patients Annually, Boost Medical Tourism

The doors of the Detroit Medical Center’s Heart Hospital, scheduled to open Aug. 4, is expected to provide about 10,000 surgical and 20,000 non-invasive cases a year — becoming an economic catalyst for the region and providing a boost to medical tourism.

Buy Nearby Guy Aims to Stimulate Michigan Retail Sales, Create Jobs

Michigan shoppers can expect to get familiar with “Buy Nearby Guy,” a new face that will be displayed in retail outlets throughout the state in the coming months. The campaign by the Michigan Retailers Association seeks to encourage local purchases while better supporting area communities.