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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.
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DBusiness Daily Update: United Wholesale Mortgage Sponsors MSU Men’s Basketball and Football Players, 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...
Lafayette - Circa June 2017: Local Ford Car and Truck Dealership. Ford sells products under the Lincoln and Motorcraft brands IX

Ford India to Cease Production, Will Expand Ford Business Solutions

Ford in India today announced it will restructure its operations with plans to significantly expand its Chennai-based Ford Business Solutions team and bring to market the automaker’s global vehicles and electrified SUVs while ceasing...

DBusiness Daily Update: The Whitney Presents Cityfest Sept. 10-19, and More

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...
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Amazon Opens New Robotics Facility in Pontiac, Expands in Michigan

Amazon.com Inc. today announced plans to launch its first mid-Michigan fulfillment center, and three additional operations facilities that will support customers in metro Detroit and the Grand Rapids area.The announcement comes as the company...
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DBusiness Daily Update: U-D Jesuit to Receive $10M, Largest Estate Gifts in School History,...

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...
The inside of Scoiety C's new cultivation facility

$25M Cannabis Facility Opens in Lake Orion, Will Add Dispensaries

Society C, a cannabis company owned by Natrabis in Lake Orion, will open a $25-million cultivation facility on Friday. The 54,000-square-foot building, located at 4601 Liberty Drive South in Lake Orion, is located on...
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DBusiness Daily Update: EV Maker ELMS in Troy Completes Key Pre-production Test, and More

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...
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Atwell Group Merger Drives Growth in Florida and Southeast

Atwell Group in Southfield, compromised of a family of brands including RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture and Strategic Construction Solutions, has completed a merger with Florida-based Waldrop Engineering, a planning, landscape architecture, and civil...
Ford is reimagining its popular “Splash” appearance package from the 1990s for the 2022 Ford Ranger pickup. // Courtesy of Ford

DBusiness Daily Update: Ford Reimagines ‘Splash’ Package for Ranger Pickup, and More

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...
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Stellantis Forms Captive Financing Arm with $285M Acquisition

Stellantis in Auburn Hills today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire F1 Holdings Corp., parent company to First Investors Financial Services Group, a leading independent auto finance company, in an...

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