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R.J. King

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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.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is one the lead investigators of the NF1 study being funded by the Gilbert Family Foundation. // Courtesy of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

DBusiness Daily Update: Gilbert Family Foundation Funds Clinical Study of Vision Loss from NF1,...

Our roundup of the latest news from metro Detroit and Michigan businesses as well as announcements from government agencies, including updates about the COVID-19 pandemic. To share a business or nonprofit story, please send us...
Amazon announced 3,500 jobs in metro Detroit across its operations, including in fulfillment, transportation, and at Detroit's Tech Hub (pictured). // Courtesy of Amazon

Amazon Announces 5,000 Job Openings in Michigan

Amazon has announced 5,000 job openings in Michigan, including 3,500 in metro Detroit, across its operations, including fulfillment and transportation networks. In addition, 100 corporate jobs are available at Amazon’s Detroit Tech Hub at the...
Mopar’s Jeep Performance Parts is introducing new half doors for the 2021 Jeep Gladiator. // Photo courtesy of Jeep

DBusiness Daily Update: Jeep Performance Parts Introduces New Half Doors for 2021 Gladiator, and...

Our roundup of the latest news from metro Detroit and Michigan businesses as well as announcements from government agencies, including updates about the COVID-19 pandemic. To share a business or nonprofit story, please send us...
a map of the proposed Motorsports Gateway Howell Automotive Country Club

Garage Condo Project Planned for Howell, to Feature 2.2-mile Racetrack

Motorsports Gateway Howell today announced it will develop an exclusive 270-acre automotive country club in Howell near I-96, between Michigan Avenue and Lucy Road. The project is by the father-and-son team of Mark and...
Meijer’s Rivertown Market is scheduled to open Oct. 6 in Detroit’s East Jefferson Corridor. // Courtesy of Meijer

DBusiness Daily Update: Rivertown Market to Open Oct. 6 in Detroit’s East Jefferson Corridor,...

Our roundup of the latest news from metro Detroit and Michigan businesses as well as announcements from government agencies, including updates about the COVID-19 pandemic. To share a business or nonprofit story, please send us...
A rendering of the William "Bill" Davidson Sport House at the future Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park. // Courtesy of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy

Detroit’s Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park Names Sport House After William Davidson

The William Davidson Foundation and the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy today announced that a new Sport House in the future 22-acre Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park on Detroit’s West Riverfront will be named after...
Three dogs looking up at a camera

DBusiness Daily Update: Canine to Five Acquires Business in Commerce Township, Now Has Three...

Our roundup of the latest news from metro Detroit and Michigan businesses as well as announcements from government agencies, including updates about the COVID-19 pandemic. To share a business or nonprofit story, please send us...
A airplane with its nose angled away from the camera, another airplane takes off on the top right of the frame.

Taking Flight

The Coleman A. Young International Airport in Detroit was looking at its last flight in 2017, following years of disinvestment and falling demand. Mayor Mike Duggan was actively looking to shutter the historic airfield,...
Someone of the FordPass Rewards app in front of a Ford SUV

Ford Expands Remote Vehicle Services, Adds Rewards Program

Starting Monday, Ford is expanding FordPass Rewards program by making it available to all of its 8.5 million members nationwide.The automaker is also strengthening its FordPass Rewards program by adding tiers — blue, silver,...

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