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R.J. King

R.J. King is editor of DBusiness magazine, DBusiness Daily News, Tech and Mobility News, Detroit 500, and Michigan Makers, all of which cover companies in metro Detroit and Michigan that are expanding locally, nationally, and internationally. He is author of four books — “Detroit: Engine of America,” a gold medal recipient of the Midwest Book Awards, “8 Track: The First Mobile App,” “Passport to the Corner Office: The Starter’s Guide to Corporate Life,” and “Mystical.” Since 2011, DBusiness magazine has been honored with more than 45 Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals in the Editorial Excellence Awards from the Alliance of Area Business Publishers, including being named the top regional business magazine in the country. Prior to launching DBusiness in 2006, Mr. King was a business writer for The Detroit News for 16 years, where he wrote more than 4,000 articles covering economic development, automotive, aerospace, health care, technology, transportation, and other business sectors. Mr. King is a board member of the Brother Rice Business Alliance, Beyond Basics, Detroit Aircraft Corp., Detroit Spacecraft Corp., ASX, and the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he serves on the Board of Trustees for The Parade Co. and Detroit Sessions. He is a member of the Detroit Athletic Club, and on the board of the DAC Executives Club and the DAC Car Club as well as a member of the DAC Marketing and Communications Committee. Named a Knight of Woodward, he is a member of the Boston-Edison Historic District and the University of Michigan Alumni Association. In 2014, Mr. King was inducted into the International Heritage Foundation’s Heritage Hall of Fame.
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Michigan Seeks to Turnaround Lagging Population

Growing Michigan Together and Hilary Doe, the state’s chief growth officer, have released a report that compiles and analyzes feedback from more than 11,000 residents. The report will be used to create a population...
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Kalsec in Kalamazoo Opens SPICE Lab in The Netherlands

Kalsec Inc., which has its global headquarters in Kalamazoo, is expanding its existing footprint on the European continent with the opening of its Savoury Product Innovation Centre of Excellence (SPICE Lab) in Wageningen, Netherlands.Kalsec...
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Michigan Central in Detroit Completes Nation’s First Wireless-charging Public Roadway

Michigan Central, a mobility innovation campus set in the former train station at Michigan Avenue and 14th Street in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood, along with Mayor Mike Duggan and the Michigan Department of Transportation, have...
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Report: Middle Market Businesses Generate $13T in Annual Revenue, Employ 40M People

JPMorgan and Next Street today released a report, The Middle Matters: Exploring the Diverse Middle Market Business Landscape, that provides insights into the midsize businesses that power the U.S. economy.Middle market businesses record annul revenue of between...
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Detroit Sports Commission, Visit Detroit Add Charity Partners to NFL Draft Team

With 150 days to go before the 2024 NFL Draft in the Motor City next April, the Detroit Sports Commission and Visit Detroit today announced two charity partners for the three-day event.In addition, the...
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Hamilton’s Restaurant Opens at the Godfrey Hotel in Detroit’s Corktown

The Godfrey Hotel in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood has opened its full-service restaurant Hamilton’s, a collaboration of Chickpea Hospitality and international real estate and hospitality investment leader Oxford Capital Group.Hamilton’s has room for 93 guests...
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Kaiser Enterprise in Troy Acquires Rival Insulation in Ferndale

The Kaiser Enterprise in Troy today announced it has acquired a majority interest in Ferndale-based Rival Insulation. Rival’s existing ownership will remain in place. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Rival, which opened in...
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U.S. Army Detroit Arsenal Places $160M Order for Oshkosh Joint Light Tactical Vehicles

The U.S. Army Contracting Command — Detroit Arsenal in Warren today announced it has awarded Oshkosh Defense a $160 million order for additional Oshkosh Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) and associated packaged and installed...
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Detroit Casinos Reach Tentative Agreement to End Strike

The Detroit Casino Council (DCC) and the city’s three casino operators — MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity Casino, and Hollywood Casino at Greektown — today announced they have reached a tentative agreement for a new...
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Report: K-8 Students in Michigan Fall Further Behind

Math achievement for K-8 students in Michigan has improved slightly and reading achievement has stayed about the same since the onset of COVID-19, according to a new report from Michigan State University’s Education Policy...