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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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Letter from the Editor: Stage Right

In recent years, downtown Detroit has seen its share of theater restorations, starting with Mike and Marian Ilitch’s acquisition of the Fox Theatre in 1987 and followed by more recent renovations of the State (Fillmore), Gem, Century, Garden, and City theaters, along with Orchestra Hall and Music Hall.
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Letter from the Editor: Global Ambitions

Downtown Detroit has never looked better, at least in many decades. But more work needs to be done, from adding a major soccer stadium to improving aging public amenities like the Thomas Alva Edison Memorial Fountain in Grand Circus Park, if we are to tout ourselves as a world-class city. 
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Letter from the Editor: Brain Power

Michigan loses between $800 million and $900 million in annual tax revenue from college students who leave the state following graduation.
Automotive Hall of Fame

Detroit Bound

The Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn looks to relocate to the Motor City.
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Letter from the Editor: Coming Home

As major announcements go, the decision by the Detroit Pistons to move to Little Caesars Arena from the Palace of Auburn Hills happened in a flash — or within seven months’ time.

Round the Clock

Neetu Seth likes to say her company never sleeps. A native of India who launched Novi-based NITS Solutions in 2009, Seth has offices here and in India that leverage an array of online data to...
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Letter from the Editor: Blue Zone

Here’s a big question: Why isn’t every hospital in metro Detroit, the United States, and the world striving to give their communities Blue Zone status?
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Letter from the Editor: Detroit: V2V

Although a seemingly basic transportation proposal has an important position on the ballot this November, its passage has the potential to give a much longer runway of economic opportunity to business leaders and public officials.
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Letter from the Editor: Prime Time

One hundred years ago, large farms that graced Big Beaver Road in Troy dominated the local economy. Even into the 1960s, early morning commuters had to wait in traffic as dairy cows crossed the road on their way from milking parlors to pastures, and back again.

Michigan Franchise Report: That’s A Wrap

Ziebart International Corp. in Troy is driving global sales with new products and services.